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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

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  1. David Wihowski says:

    Thanks for deepening my definition of great literature, especially with the concepts of canon and maturity.

  2. David Wihowski says:

    I am constantly hearing buzz phrases such as: “Art just is,” or “Art should not be judged.” They make me shudder. This podcast gave me a little more armor and arsenal against those sentiments. (Of course the speakers of those phrases almost invariably judge art in their acts of purchasing, viewing, reading etc. as well as where they go–as in to the bad pop concert and not to the symphony, or to a bad “contemporary” art show and not to a museum with old, classic art, or most commonly just sitting staring at the TV instead of reading great literature…)