This Week on A Brief History of Power
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about recent political developments, whether moving to red states will solve our problems, and the “red state blue state” thinking that induces passivity. They also continue discussion of the McCarthy investigations by looking at the Johns Committee and its findings to show the changing social pieties of America.
In this short Thanksgiving special Dr Koontz reads his article, A Plea for America, from the Spring 2022 edition of Christian Culture magazine.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about why they do A Brief History of Power, why memory is necessary for all art, the foundation of worldview, the history of McCarthy’s investigations and the modern implications of the Left’s response to it, and the current level of vehement disagreement that parallels what existed before the civil war.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the advent of nation-wide communications technology, the definitions and origins of Communism and its inherent duplicity, and the diplomatic and economic actions of the US to forestall Communism in Germany.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the definition of warfare, the propaganda of the Cold War, the potential use of tactical nuclear weaponry, the US’s current military position, the and the permanent state of emergency that came out of WWII.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk answer a listener question about whether colleges should accept federal funding and whether one should accept student loan forgiveness. They also talk about the dawn of air power, the effects of bombing and the threat of bombing on the world’s population, the Allies’ use of strategic bombing in WWII, and how a sense of insecurity can be used to manipulate a populace.