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 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.
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 answer a listener email and discuss questions about Lutheranism, abstractions, and cults of personality. They also discuss the demonizing of Germans in the World Wars and of Russians now, and the necessity of the influence the media wields in mobilizing populations.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk continue last episode’s discussion of information buildup and its necessity to wage total war. They talk about America in World War I, Germany’s rise to power, and the British hegemony before the world wars.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk open the show by answering listener messages relating to Russia’s war with Ukraine, Christian Nationalism, and the building of Lutheran communities. They also discuss the beginning of World War I, and how information buildup gets nations pulled into wars.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk continue the discussion of civilization, opening the show by examining the origins of Deconstruction and its uses against the West. They talk about the distinctions Quigley sees between the East and the West, the “state-church” nature of arbitrary government orders, the difference between “state” and “government”, the role of media in fostering ideological extremism, and the importance of constructive speech.
Mentioned in this episode: – Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley