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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

9 Responses

  1. Allen Wilson says:

    Nice job, and well put together, but the Marcus and Cicero quotes may need a little more screen time for people read them, especially since they appear to hold much of the content of the video’s message. I find myself trying to work out the Ciceronian Latin and then wham! It’s English, and then I’m only able to get about half the English.

    Of course, anyone whose interest is aroused by this video can just pause it and read the quotes, but then we also know how hard it is to hold the attention of the average FB viewer.

  2. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    I agree with you basically, but the theory in doing it this way is that they will only take in the general impression. It is precisely because they have such a limited attention that Rex has blasted them with images.

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  4. Ben says:

    Smart folk read quickly!

    …has a “the truth is out there, X Files” kinda spooky feel – how old is Rex to know of the garbage that was X-Files?! …golly gosh, my time spent watching X-Files would have been better spent learning how to tie different knots.

  5. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    Rex is probably your age.

  6. Allen Wilson says:

    Now I see. The quotes are not that important of themselves. It probably will spark the interest of the target audience.

  7. Dot says:

    The very beginning of the movie is a top-notch attention grabber and the entire production held my attention and curiosity. Great job and creativity!

  8. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    Stay tuned for our next video, completed, a five minute version of our five day Summer School.

  9. Robert Reavis says: