June 13, 2013: Local Lecture: Winning the Marriage War, with Thomas Fleming (The Rockford Institute)
July 9-13, 2013: Summer School (The Rockford Institute)
September 26, 2013: Local Lecture on Classical Education, with E. Christian Kopff (The Rockford Institute, details TBA)
September 27, 2013: Seminar on Classical Education, with E. Christian Kopff and Thomas Fleming (The Rockford Institute, details TBA)
I have posted two more columns on "RightMinds," the online Daily Mail's commentary section. One is on Perry and one is on Gingrich. I invite and welcome comments.
What you said about Berlusconi sounds very familiar.
You said he was an emodiment of postmodern politics. Maybe it's just the usage of a similar word, but a distinguished Italian philosopher recently made the news by saying that Berlusconi closely mirrors the world of a postmodern philosphy - "truth is a flexible commodity", and perception is everything. That does resemble your comment on him being a media man.
No, I missed it. Who was the Italian wise guy? An Italian Google search (with the English phrase) turned up nothing. I used to know very slightly a leftist Machiavellian who would have said such a thing, but he may be dead by now.
The Independent's 'Italy turns to philosophy to justify Silvio Berlusconi's grip on power' by Michael Day in Modena
"Instead, while it was being reported that the 74-year-old premier had turned up to an official Church event with two prostitutes posing as secretaries, Maurizio Ferraris of Turin University blamed the country’s agony on post-modernism.
In Modena's sun-baked Piazza Grande delegates at the annual Festival of Philosophy heard Derrida collaborator Prof Ferraris speak of about the moral pitfalls of the cultural trend -- and how Italy's prime minister was one of post-modernism’s most monstrous creations."
Derrida wasn't a real philosopher. Prof Ferraris should stick to making racing cars.
For those of you that missed Dr Fleming on the radio on Friday, October 7, here it is with commercials removed: