In today’s show Tom raises the specter of propaganda–the form of communication seen in books like 1984 and totalitarian states, and increasingly the contemporary western world.
It was inevitable considering the fact that our elites no longer believe in metaphysics. Something must be said, but what if truth isn’t an option? Propaganda is what you get in the name of truth. One of the thinkers that Tom refers to in the Jacques Ellul, the famous French thinker and aurhor of the book, Propaganda.
Glenn Sunshine is away on business, but Dr. Joseph Leake, Beowulf scholar and authority on Old English and Old Norse sits in for Glenn.