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Online Great Books Podcast

May 28, 2020

Scott and Karl are joined by Brett Veinotte, creator of the School Sucks Project, for a special two-part discussion on Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals. 

Divided into ten chapters, Rules for Radicals provides 10 lessons on how a community organizer can accomplish the goal...

May 21, 2020

This week, Scott and Karl read and heartily discuss G.K. Chesterson's What I Saw In America.

Chesterson was a prolific English journalist and author who traveled to America on a lecture tour of the US in 1921.  What I Saw In America begins as a travelogue of his journey but eventually becomes an extended reflection on...

May 14, 2020

What’s the proper cost of being a citizen?

This week, Scott and Karl read and discuss Starship Troopers, written by Robert A. Heinlein in 1959. Labeled both a seminal and controversial military Sci-Fi read, this book is a provocative challenge that makes you think about citizenship, leadership, and moral philosophy.

May 7, 2020

This week, Scott and Karl put on their tin foil hats for a reading of George Orwell's 1984. 

Published in 1949, the enduring relevance in 1984 is hard to overlook. Of its message, Karl says, “There are definitely right stories to tell and wrong stories to tell. The wrong stories get pulled which is why I’m...