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The General Eclectic

Oct 14, 2021

Rod joins Kale to discuss several new eruptions of the ongoing culture wars: the latest kerfuffle at Yale and another sign that a Civil War (of sorts) is closer than we may want to believe. Our fragile infrastructure as a potential flash point, showing our vulnerabilities are all too available, notes Malcolm Kyeyune. 

Oct 7, 2021

Rod and Kale talk about Robert Nozick's Experience Machine thought experiment. A longtime teacher tweeted out her shock that after years of teaching this to the class, a majority of her students decided that they would prefer the simulacrum to the real thing—they would prefer the pleasant lie to the painful truth....

Oct 1, 2021

What happens when you put an Anglican, an Eastern Orthodox, and a Catholic in a zoom room?
Kale and Rod are joined by Fr. Daniel French, Anglican priest and podcaster at Irreverend. They discuss the possible Green Passports, church shutdowns, and the specter of having to take the church underground. 
Do we know our...

Sep 23, 2021

Kale hosts a conversation with Rod and Michael Brendan Dougherty, senior writer at National Review. They discuss:
  • Orban, Fidesz, and the "conservative fascination with Hungary."
  • Is corruption a form of statecraft?
  • The Fog Machine of the Culture War
  • What will be left for posterity?
  • Progressives aren't happy

Sep 22, 2021

Rod and Kale catch up after Rod's return from Italy and his meeting with Pope Francis. They talk about:
  • The aftermath of Hurricane Ida's destruction of Louisiana
  • Meeting Pope Francis during his trip to Rome
  • The Ruling class's conflation of Nazi liberation with LGBTQ+ initiatives
  • Do members of Conservative Inc....