The Fleming Foundation Cultural Commentary

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Wednesday’s Child: Profanation, Plagiarism, Pastiche

Several people had told me this was a novel worth reading, and one of them had it sent from Amazon, so the trap was sprung and I walked right into it. Well, not exactly.  I’ve been around the block a few times, having savaged well over a thousand new books in my day, and the reviewer’s equivalent of Oscar Wilde’s dictum to the effect that only the very shallow do not judge by appearances is consequently never far from my mind. To judge a book by its cover is not an eccentric foible, it’s as close to a human right...

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Season 1, Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 12: Friendship

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In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming discusses the notion of Friendship from the time of the Greeks and Romans to the present day. Learn why friendship is so much more than modern man conceives of. Original Air Date: May 17, 2017 Show Run Time: 44 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner This Podcast is available for Gold subscribers and higher.   Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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Trump ‘s Enemies on Right and Left–A Plague on Both their Houses

The Trumpster is in trouble again. In this week’s tempest in a teapot, he is:  A) Derided for apparently  backing off on the promise to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem—Mark Levin is livid, and I can’t imagine why!  B)  Accused of sharing information with the Russians on how to fight ISIS—the news room of the Washington Post is said to have cheered the report.  C) Deserted by the professionally  dumb blond of the conservative press, Ann Coulter. In reverse order:  If you have ever cared about what Ms Coulter—a perpetual adolescent who will not act or dress her...

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Season 1, Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Episode 2

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In this episode of Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”, Dr. Trifkovic concludes the end of the beginning stages of Islam by discussing the escalation of violence by Mohammed in Medina and the surrounding areas, how Jews and Christians were to be treated, and what legacy Mohammed left to his followers. Original Air Date: May 16, 2017 Show Run Time: 37 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Srdja Trifkovic Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace” is exclusive to Charter Members.   Islam: The Real Truth About the “Religion of Peace”℗ is a Production...

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Cyber Attacks–Cold Turkey for Addicts

Free to all subscribers, unpaid as well as paid. The cyber attack that began last Friday has much of the world–at least that part of it that worships the living demon Bill Gates instead of the demon ghost of Steve Jobs–trembling in fear.  Most Windows users are not at risk, apparently, since the attack is aimed at  an older version of  Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.  one that is not given tech support by the company.  Microsoft has quickly made a patch-update available to prevent access to the attack, but  since much of the Third World is relying on pirated software, which  cannot be...

Representative Democracy? Nonsense! Season 1, Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?, Episode 2

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In this episode of Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?, we discuss representative democracy: is there such a thing, is it even possible, and what are Dr. Fleming’s proposals for dealing with it. Original Air Date: May 15, 2017 Show Run Time: 46 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner This Podcast is available for Silver subscribers and higher.   Surely, You Must Be Joking Dr. Fleming?℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All Rights are Reserved.

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Trump’s 114 Days

“How am I doin’?” the late Ed Koch used to go around New York asking when he was its terrible mayor. In my article here, “The Hundred Days Myth,” I debunked the need for judging President Trump so early. Now, after 114 days, we finally have some developments that show how he’ll be governing the rest of his term in office. Presidents, being human, naturally govern the way their lives were before being draped in the imperial purple. President Obama was a “community organizer.” Hence, Obamacare and its ever-inflating premiums; and what’s being called the “out of control” murder rates...

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Season 1, Foreign Affairs, Episode 4: May 2017 (Free)

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In this episode of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Srdja Trifkovic comments on the referendum in Turkey, the French election, and the state of the British Government, all within the context of 11 months on since Brexit caused the first major shock to “politics as usual.” This episode is free to the public. Show Sponsor: Members Who Support Our Work Original Air Date: May 12, 2017 Show Run Time: 45 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Srdja Trifkovic Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Podcast Player – Click the Cloud to Download Episode   The Fleming Foundation Presents Foreign Affairs℗ is a Production of the Fleming...

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Still Time to Join the Counter-Revolution

Revolution & Resistance Dear Friend and Fellow-Reader: “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.”Sir Edward Grey’s famous remark was inspired by the outbreak of World War I, the European civil war that was the beginning of the end of our civilization.  Now that we are closer to the end than to the beginning of our descent into the abyss, it is more vitally important than ever to understand what has happened, or rather, what we have done to ourselves.At our first Summer School, we studied the greatest external threat...

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POB II.1: The Home as Family Temple (OTH–Free to Registered Subscribers)

The Family Temple If the first father was the first magistrate, he was also the first priest, and the household was a sacral, as well as a political and economic center.  Many Greek cults were rooted in the household and in extended kin-groups such as the genos (clan) and phratry (a quasi-religious brotherhood made up of clans).  In traditional societies, home is also connected with the ever-present dead.  In Athens, someone claiming to be Athenian had to prove his full citizenship, not only by naming his parents and grandparents but also by stating where his people have their altars to...