20 December, 2011

In today’s final episode of the 2011 Post Show Show, host Mike Church welcomes Prof. Brad Birzer and Winston Elliott, III of The Imaginative Conservative to a round-table discussion of the American Empire and how it may be possible to bring it back in line with the Constitution and the republican way of life/tradition that Americans once cherished and defended. Among today’s thrilling conversation topics:

  • How the classics from Greek & Roman literature are sorely missed today.
  • How to work these back into our busy lives and our kids busy live.
  • When the American military is called it should do its job and go home.
  • Why the Founding generation was just as dirty with their politics and what we can learn from that.
  • What does “conservative” mean and what should it do?

Link to the audio.

Mr. Elliott and Dr. Birzer interview begins approximately 10 minutes into the audio.

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