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.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk answer a listener question about demonic activity and why it appears different in modern America than other times and places, and talk about the history of research into nuclear fission, why the US was the first nation to develop nuclear weaponry and why its geography and logistics had more to do with its victory than its moral virtue, and why the Cold War began at the end of WWII.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about materialism in the human heart which overestimates the visible, Carroll Quigley’s incomplete view of WWII, why various nations entered the war, the origin of the moniker “Greatest Generation”, technologies that affected the war, and why the narrative of America’s intrinsic virtue distorts our understanding.