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Sep 14, 2023

Tune in for Part Two of Scott and Karl's discussion on Hilaire du Berrier's Background to Betrayal. 

Published in 1965, it remains the only book du Berrier ever produced and a crucial resource on the history of Indochina and our government's policies in Vietnam. 

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Aug 24, 2023

In 1965, the Birch Society's publishing house, Western Islands, printed du Berrier's Background to Betrayal: The Tragedy of Vietnam. While hard to come by, it remains the most authoritative source in English on the crucial history of Indochina up to that point and is indispensable for an understanding of the tragic...

Jul 17, 2023

Scott and Karl read and discuss James S. Taylor's 1998 book,  Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education.

Taylor describes his work as an “attempt to resuscitate a nearly forgotten mode of knowledge.”  This "poetic knowledge" is not the knowledge of poetry. Rather, it is an intuitive, obscure, mysterious way of...

May 5, 2023

Scott and Karl delve into James Howard Kunstler's 2008 end-of-days novel, World Made by Hand. 

James Howard Kunstler is an American author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger, perhaps best known for his 2005 novel, The Long Emergency. He has an active podcast, KunstlerCast, where you can find more of his honest...

Mar 27, 2023

Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Father Francis Bethel's biography, John Senior and the Restoration of Realism. 

According to Scott, if you have concerns about yourself, how you interact with the world, and where the world is going— you need to read some John Senior as well as this biography. 

In his works,...