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Episode 314 – Esolen – Out of the Ashes

  Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Rod Dreher writes this at “Out of Academia’s Ashes.”  He’s writing about Professor Anthony Esolen, who’s been a guest on this show.  I think I’m going to invite Professor Esolen back on the show and talk a little bit about his book now that it’s out.  This pertains to what we’re talking about, the end of Western civ.  Check out today’s transcript for […]

todayApril 14, 2018 3


Secularization Of Modern Society

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "In other words, how did we get to Brexit?  How did we get to the Texas Supreme Court abortion case?  How did this sinking come about?  That’s the question we ought to be asking.  When you can answer that question, then you can diagnose a solution or, I say more importantly, forget solving the problem.  You can’t solve the problem for 320 million people." […]

todayJuly 10, 2016 2

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St. Augustine Bio Talk

  Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Before we get to the phones, a little bit about St. Augustine.  Some of you are probably going: “That's why I tuned into this?  Here you go again.  Really?”  Let me inform you of something, kind sir, and that arrogant and conceited thought, if you have it.  Check out today’s transcript for the rest…. FOLKS, a message from Mike - The Audio Clip of […]

todaySeptember 3, 2015 4

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Brad Birzer: TS Eliot Saw the Decline Coming Seventy Years Ago

Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - I want to read something to you. My good friend Dr. Brad Birzer, professor in history at the Hillsdale College and a gentleman and a scholar in his own right, one of the good guys out there in [r]epublicanism and in conservatism, posts at one of our favorite online blogs The Imaginative Conservative, under the title “A New Dark Age.” He’s writing […]

todayJune 17, 2015 71

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Trifkovic: DeceptiCONs Reject History That Doesn’t Endorse Never Ending War

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "A rational American interest of policy would look at: How does it affect us?  How does it affect the lives of Americans in Oklahoma and in Texas?  Whose flag will fly over Kiev’s Independence Square does not matter one iota.  Imposing this puritan ideology of exceptionalism is both, in Christian terms, heretical because it implies that God has chosen some nations over others and made […]

todayMarch 11, 2015 6


Liberalism Has Killed Christian Civilization

 Interview with Patrick Deneen on Liberalism Intent Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "People think that these are perversions of classical liberalism, or liberalism as secularly defined.  As you point out, no, no, this may not have been the intent of Hobbes, Locke, etc., etc., but it is definitely the fruit of their work, right?"  Check out today’s transcript for the rest…. Begin Mike Church Show Transcript Mike:  Expound a little […]

todayJanuary 20, 2015 8


What is the Cost of American Comfort?

Absolute Comfort Corrupts Absolutely Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "The magnanimous is the opposite then of the suffering.  The point of the suffering is that it’s to remind you that you will die.  I will die.  What happens after that?  You’re just food for worms, brother.  That’s all it is.  What’s the difference between you as food for worms and you as not food for worms?"  Check out today’s transcript […]

todayJanuary 14, 2015 2


Divorce Rates PROVE Liberty-Modernity Is A Moral Apocalypse

God's Due The ReboundMandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "I was looking at divorce rates yesterday when I was writing this piece for my daughter, who wishes to begin dating.  I said: Okay, before you do that, I want to apprise you of what it is that you’re about to do, and how before all these modernists came along, how people perceived and dealt with the issue or the idea -- […]

todayDecember 8, 2014 41


Reviving Gentleman of Character

Why We Must Revive Gentlemen Of Character To Restore Order - Claes Ryn Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – "This article in The American Conservative, it’s about the moral and cultural preconditions of peace or of cordial relations among individuals, peoples, and civilizations.  To boil down the argument to essentials, it is this: if you want good relations, if you want peace, then you have to have peaceful individuals on both […]

todayOctober 24, 2014 7