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Online Great Books Podcast

Feb 25, 2021

This week, Scott and Karl discuss three of Leo Strauss' essays, "On a Forgotten Kind of Writing," "Esoteric Teaching," and "Persecution and the Art of Writing."

Published between 1952-54, these works center around the same set of concerns: the relationship between philosophy and politics. 

In Strauss' view, classic...

Feb 18, 2021

This week, Scott and Karl read The Moviegoer, Walker Percy's first novel. Awarded the 1962 National Book Award for Fiction, the story follows Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with a removed gaze.

Karl says, “There’s a certain type of person that these novels are going to be good...

Feb 4, 2021

This week, Scott and Karl discuss Allan Savory's book Holistic Resource Management.

Savory warns that while fossil fuels and livestock grazing are often targeted as major culprits behind climate change and desertification, it's really our mismanagement of resources that pose the biggest threat. 

Scott says, "If you care...