This Week on A Brief History of Power
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk discuss the eschatological nature of the Climate Change agenda, the fragile nature of green energy sources, the social nature of today’s science, the dominance of ESG, and the right applications of limits.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk open the show by discussing Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and the change the internet has undergone over the last two decades, then discuss climate politics as another example of a strange social movement gaining traction by manipulating the visible and invisible.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk continue discussing the framing of the world wars, looking at them as conflicts for hegemony, then they talk about the history of Temperance and the Prohibition Movement and use it as an example of an unlikely idea succeeding in a hostile environment.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk answer a listener question about Pacifism and discuss the apathy of the Benedict Option, the framing of the world wars in modern memory, the effects of demographics on American cities, and the origins of the Spanish Flu.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk answer listener questions and talk about William Barr and his role in the growth in surveillance, the corrupting nature of executive authority, Russia’s position in global politics, and how to maintain a group free from the influence of the left.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the J.R.R. Tolkien and Ernst Junger’s experience of World War I, the idealization of a valorous cause vs brotherhood and survival as the motivation to endure warfare, and the difficulty of fitting in when returning home.