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Zen, the "Fall" of Rome, Small Talk, Drinking with Commies, More

Zen, the "Fall" of Rome, Small Talk, Drinking with Commies, More

Zen: Ego: the biggest, baddest gorilla in the zoo of subject-object. Is spirituality selfish?

The Fall of Rome: It didn’t occur in 476 . . . just ask Hilaire Belloc. Archeology vindicates “Old Thunder” (Belloc’s nickname). Are you a continuist or catastrophist?

Drinking in Communist Countries: There’s a lot of it. Why? Maybe because State action destroy society?

Small Talk: A small art or a rude imposition? You decide.

Leisure, The Basis of Culture. A look at the mid-20th century Thomistic philosopher, Joseph Pieper, and his most famous book.

Books mentioned:

Hilaire Belloc, Europe and the Faith.

Richard Weaver, Southern Essays.

J. Patrick Geary, The Myth of Nations (the UCLA professor referenced when talking about the “fall” of Rome)

Joseph Pieper, An Anthology

Joseph Pieper, Leisure, the Basis of Culture

Music attribution

Blue Wave Theory, used per the Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International copyright license. No modifications were made to the songs.

Halloween, Short History of Early Zen, the Fall of the Empire and BLM, Riggenbach

Halloween, Short History of Early Zen, the Fall of the Empire and BLM, Riggenbach

Zen, the Middle Ages in Eight Minutes, Toddler Torture

Zen, the Middle Ages in Eight Minutes, Toddler Torture