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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. Irv Phillips says:

    Well, I didn’t know the song, but John Conlee’s voice is pretty distinct. My friend frequently plays “Friday Night Blues” when we convene at our local tavern (i.e., my living room). On a different note, I know, Dr. Fleming, that you are not one of his fans, and I’m not a frequent viewer, but Tucker Carlson’s recent piece on the impeachment nonsense is notable because it is one of the view times I’ve seen a mainstream commentator openly and unabashedly mock not only the pretensions of the talking class, but their intelligence. He even mentions “the meritocracy” (“a justification for keeping the mediocre in charge”). Calling out the “undeniably incandescent” minds of Cory Booker and Chris Cuomo is not something the members of Conservatism, Inc. choose to do: they know their places. I imagine Carlson must have great ratings, because it’s hard to see Fox News being all that happy with him. I hope he keeps it up.


  2. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    It’s not so much that I dislike Tucker Carlson–he’s not important enough dislike–as that people like him are the establishment’s safety valve to keep the suckers in line, assuring them there is real freedom of opinion, bla bla bla. Every once in a while, a criminal imbecile says something that is accidentally true.