Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 401 Five Essential BooksCounter-Currents Radio
Host Greg Johnson was joined by learned Counter-Currents writers Stephen Paul Foster, Mark Gullick, James J. O’Meara, and Kathryn S. on the last installment of Counter-Currents Radio to share their lists of five essential books every educated person needs to read — plus, of course, answer YOUR QUESTIONS — and it is now available for download and online listening.
Topics discussed include:
00:05:00 Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War
00:07:00 Plato, The Apology of Socrates
00:13:00 Plato, The Republic
00:16:00 Sharon Kay Penman, When Christ and His Saints Slept
00:19:00 Seneca, Letters to Lucilius
00:23:00 Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics & Politics
00:30:00 John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
00:37:00 René Descartes, Discourse on Method
00:44:00 Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring
00:49:00 Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo
00:53:00 Giambattista Vico, The New Science
00:55:00 Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None
01:02:00 Alexandre Kojève, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel
01:03:00 Plato, The Symposium (BBC: “The Drinking Party”)
01:06:00 Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
01:10:00 Joseph Pieper, Leisure: The Basis of Culture
01:17:00 Nikolai Tolstoy, Victims of Yalta
01:21:00 Alan Watts, In My Own Way
01:26:00 Leonardo Padura, The Man Who Loved Dogs
01:32:00 Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life
01:37:00 François Furet, The Passing of an Illusion
01:43:00 Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game; Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus
01:50:00 Jean Raspail, The Camp of the Saints
01:52:00 Bryan Magee, The Great Philosophers
01:53:00 Overrated books in the Western Canon
02:00:00 Which book is the best critique of liberalism
02:07:00 How to red pill the masses
02:10:00 Analytic philosophy
02:17:00 Nominalism and nationalism
02:23:00 Holidays and Christianity
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