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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

5 Responses

  1. Gregory Fogg says:

    I got dead air after the Elton John music at about 17:00. Did anyone else have a problem?

  2. Ken Rosenberger says:

    It cut off for me as well, Mr Fogg.

    Sad to see what ol’ Reg Dwight (Elton John) is these days. His early albums up through Yellow Brick Road were pretty first rate, as pop music goes. In high school, if you were asked what your favorite EJ song was, the litmus test for coolness was to say “Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding.” He lived here in Atlanta for many years. Said he felt very relaxed and at home here. Take a stroll around 10th & Piedmont and you’ll understand. His penthouse apartment towers over my church, former seat of an Archbishop (now presiding over DC and presumably letting Biden take communion) who gladly extended the use of the Church of the Immaculate Conception to LGBTQ organizers to stage for the annual “Pride” Parade. And yes, we are very proud in the longtime City Too Busy To Hate.

    I was dismayed that you did not mention Kurosawa, or was that on the part I missed? Chico Marx (pronounced Chicko, I’ve been told) was a great mention. I always found him funnier than Groucho.

  3. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    He did indeed pronounce it Chicko, though Groucho and others who knew him well never corrected interviewers’ mispronunciations. Dismayed we haven’t brought up dozens of worthy people? You must be kidding. The selection is entirely capricious. If we made any effort to be inclusive, we’d have to do an hour a day. The plan is to keep it going for as many years as it seems to work.

    I have forwarded the complaint to Rex.

  4. Rex Scott says:

    Mr. Fogg and Mr. Rosenburger, Sorry for the issue, the Elton John clip ends this part with a fade out. The total run time was incorrect. The second and last part will be posted soon. Thank you for listening and your comments.

  5. Gregory Fogg says:

    A belated thank you for the clarification.