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The Democracy Paradox explores the diverse range of perspectives and insights about democracy through an interview format. Every week new scholars are invited to share their breakthrough research or bold ideas about politics, economics, and society. Most interviews are stand alone episodes, but some are tied together like the three episode arc "Resistance, Revolution, Democracy" which explored the concept of civil resistance and revolution to produce democracies. These three interviews featu ...
 
Exposing Lies † Sharing Truth From the political to the paranormal and economics to the esoteric, we cover it. Anti-Transhuman, Conscious Media & Alternative News, Occult Information, Truth Seeking Artist - Find Us On YouTube & Subscribe Website: http://factionsoffreedom.jimdo.com/ Email: FreedomsFaction@Gmail.com Instagram: @Freedom_Faction, @Freedoms_Faction FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/factionsoffreedom/ Twitter: @FreedomsFaction, @NoizceEra Donate: https://www.paypal.me/noizceera P ...
 
Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. We tackle big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future. In season 3, we explore how the meat we eat affects us all. In eight episodes, Vox's Dylan Matthews and Sigal Samuel examine how the way we eat is shaping animal lives, human lives, and the future of our planet. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Net ...
 
This podcast is dedicated to exploring and conceptualising the unification of humanity. What is it, how do we imagine it, and how might we move ourselves toward it? What can we do as human beings, to pursue this greatest of objectives, and what stands in our way? Moreover, what will be possible once we get there? If you're tired of short term thinking, and a world preoccupied with immediacy and distraction, perhaps consider joining us, as we look beyond the now.
 
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.” His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. The title of Chesteron’s 1910 collection of essays was inspired by a title given to him two years earlie ...
 
Behind every face is a story, behind every story is a lesson and underlying each lesson is a way of being that longs to be shared with the world. Join GK and F as they traverse the the paths of the many faces and seek to draw meaning from the words like lesson bounty hunters. Tune in to hear two mates learning on the fly, who love a yarn and hearing of life through the eyes of their guests and 'colourful' friends.
 
In his book, On the Shores of Politics, Jacques Ranciere argues that the Western Platonic project of utopian politics has been based upon 'an anti-maritime polemic'. The treacherous boundaries of the political are imagined as island shores, riverbanks, and abysses. Its enemies are the mutinous waves and the drunken sailor. 'In order to save politics', writes Ranciere, 'it must be pulled aground among the shepherds'. And yet, as Ranciere points out, this always entails the paradox that to fou ...
 
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Taking Yourself Less Seriously by Ben Keyes given Feb 19, 2021 The ability to laugh at yourself can be a disarming gift in the midst of difficult conversations and tense relationships, but is laughing at yourself anything more than a communication technique? Is there something fundamentally ridiculous about each of us to which laughter is an approp…
 
On today's episode, everything you want to know about the mysterious but powerful Senate Parliamentarian. Elizabeth MacDonough ruled Thursday that Senate Democrats would be deemed out of order if they include a $15 minimum wage in their coronavirus relief package. Congress editor Elana Schor and congressional budget reporter Caitlin Emma talk to ho…
 
[Rumble Video Version: TBA] [Episode Article: https://bit.ly/2ZTJpTP] The world is increasingly feeling the devastation from CoViD-19, with suicides, depression and loneliness skyrocketing. The active demoralization of the human race is happening before our very eyes, and unfortunately, many are falling prey to the degradative effects of it. Accept…
 
Rumble Video Version: [https://rumble.com/ve4zbn-stewards-of-the-new-normal.html] The Paris Climate Accord - The Green New Deal -- The Great Reset/Socio-Economic Reformation --- Blending Eastern Communism & Western Capitalism ---- Austerity Measures, Population Control & Resource Management: Getting people used to being poor, broken and destitute.T…
 
The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively, also known as Culture. Culture is fluid rather than static, and with that it can grow evolve, devolve, seem prosperous and seem broken. The age of social media has given the people a tool to voice their opinion and come together en masse, to shift the culture…
 
A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com. It’s common for Westerners to lecture Africans about democracy. Most Africans will admit their different political systems have many problems. Money is exchanged for votes, elections are rigged, and sometimes violence even breaks out. But the challenges African countries face in the proces…
 
The Apostle Paul, Our Mother in Christ: Metaphors, Ministry and Masculinity by Joshua Chestnut Feb 12, 2021 This lecture is the second in a series on the Apostle Paul and women. It will be a consideration of the nature of metaphor, Paul’s striking but often overlooked use of maternal metaphors to make sense of his own ministry as well as a consider…
 
We're roughly one year out from Iowa's catastrophic caucuses, and people are already thinking about the next primary calendar. Amid growing concerns that Iowa voters don't reflect the country, and pushes by Nevada and South Carolina to move up in line, are we watching Iowa — and its influential, historic, weird caucuses — get sidelined? White House…
 
[YouTube Video Version: https://youtu.be/VWnmyLqfL3U] [Episode Article: https://bit.ly/37sebaK] In this information packed episode, you’ll not only hear about my trip to the ultrasound office, but also my interactions with the employees as well. It would seem that many people are becoming aware of the virus and it’s implications without the help of…
 
A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com. My thoughts on polarization have changed over the past few years. On the one hand, polarization can be a danger to democracy. Milan Svolik among others have shown how strong ideological positions lead some voters to support leaders they know are undemocratic. Moreover, democracy depends on…
 
The Importance of Paradox: Poetry, Prayer, & the Life of Simon Peter by Sarah Chestnut Feb 5, 2021 Paradox is central to Christian theology and experience. Francis Schaeffer, employing a paradox, described humans as glorious ruins. We will look to poetry to tutor us in the nature and gifts of paradox, reflect on what are often paradoxical experienc…
 
With Donald Trump's impeachment acquittal almost assured, at the moment, the Republicans occupying the anti-Donald Trump lane in the post-Trump GOP are in danger of being run over. But if the GOP’s fervor for the former president fades to any degree, Senator Ben Sasse may be better positioned than anyone to capitalize. National political correspond…
 
[YouTube Video Version: https://youtu.be/KEgh49M_HKs] [Episode Article: https://bit.ly/3aaGsnL] Usually around this time of year, people are still trying to stay committed to their "new year, new me" resolutions, yet the political overtone of things has drowned out the wishful thinking of starting over; we have a political hangover that we're still…
 
[YouTube Video Version: https://youtu.be/gBihPCGH4T4] The Rule of Law V.S. The Rule of Man - Obsolete Humans, Non-Essential -- Humans are dangerous and dirty! (Loyalty tests within the military) --- We're losing hundreds of years of freedom and liberty in a matter of moments... -- Techno-Serfdom & Neo-Feudalism (Blending Eastern Communism & Wester …
 
Less than 150 years ago, people were still riding around on animal drawn carriages. Humanity has grown up fast to say the least. What does the future hold as we continue to accelerate and develop new technologies at a rapid pace? Are we already set on the pathway to serving our robot overlords or will we submit and bond together with AI counterpart…
 
A complete transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com. Over the past ten years social media has reshaped politics. Fake news and political disinformation have become a part of the political discourse. But social media has also brought about meaningful change through the #metoo and #blacklivesmatter movements. Social media has allowed dissi…
 
Curiosity: A Diverse and Fruitful Christian Virtue by Ben Keyes Jan 29, 2021 Curiosity is a quality that is not often counted among the Christian virtues. And yet to be curious can be a wonderful asset to people- a source of learning and joy. In this lecture we will explore different categories of human curiosity and examine some cultural attitudes…
 
Gone are the late night tweets of yore. In their place? Meticulously managed calendars. White House correspondent Anita Kumar takes Scott Bland inside the West Wing to see who is managing President Biden's time and what that tells us about the administration — and how it plans to achieve its goals. Scott Bland is a politics editor at POLITICO. Anit…
 
The state of Israel wouldn’t be born if not for the effects of the holocaust which in turn wouldn’t have happened if not, in part, thanks to the assimilation attempts of German Jews and the deep schism between them and Orthodox and Zionist Jews, the latter of which wouldn’t have existed if Jews didn’t feel they needed to aspire to return to Israel,…
 
[YouTube Video Version: https://youtu.be/y1Yrt5RiQpI] [Epsiode Article: https://bit.ly/36Jk3vU] We're only a couple weeks into the Biden-Harris Administration and the appointees are so enamored with their lust for power that they've openly declared war against the opposing constituency. Were this just more of the same vitriolic political rhetoric, …
 
Ever since the dawn of video games, interesting and unique mechanics have been a pillar to game design. Beyond the groundbreaking mechanics that developed into full on Genres, many games to this day are still implementing wild, crazy, and inventive ways to entertain players. On this episode we talk about some of favorite and most memorable game mec…
 
YouTube Video Version: https://youtu.be/V76BdyntZgU Join Our Telegram Channel: https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAFSuPa5fBpY1eySndA The Greater Reset V.S. The Great Awakening - The NWO Is Here - "Build Back Better" Agenda -- They said they would collapse the economy to get rid of Trump... --- John Kerry, "Other market forces are taking place..." when talki…
 
A transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com. Democracy depends on distinctions between political parties. Every election they offer clear choices on economic proposals. In recent years, cultural issues have added a new dimension to the polarization of American politics. But the 2020 election added a dangerous dimension to the political di…
 
In this episode Daniel talks to Andreas Bummel, Sovaida Maani and Chris Hamer about a few methods of getting to a world federation. Each is an expert and champion of their respective method. This is how some foresee the world actually going from where it is to where we want it to be, and many lessons are taken from the establishment of the EU as yo…
 
In 2006, a young man holding no political office brought down a 180+ years program and reshaped Congress forever. Scott Bland talks to POLITICO magazine reporter Zack Stanton, a former House page who leaked transcripts of sexual messages that former Congressman Mark Foley sent to teen pages... which resulted in his resignation and torpedoed the Rep…
 
[YouTube Video Version: https://youtu.be/j36QxMLX7R4] [Episode Article: https://bit.ly/2MesU1p] With only a few days in office underneath his belt, the Biden administration has successfully attacked the heart of the nation, affecting both morale and economic predictions. While America and the rest of the world are still reeling from the political a…
 
Tell me what you guys think. This was created while using Telegram and some of the recording software we used. The idea is to switch up the configuration of how we deliver content and interact with the audience. Like Instagram, Telegram has a feature where you're able to join a live call, and we're able to discuss the topics, except with Telegram, …
 
We had a short short break due to life stuffs, but we are back at it! On this episode of the Haven Exchange, we explore Originals VS Remakes! Whether its Video Games, Television, or Film, we seem to have this insistent need to recreate things from the past. Are we trying to inject a healthy booster shot into a long forgotten story, or cashing in on…
 
Becoming Friends with Time by Joshua Chestnut January 22, 2021 While time is a tricky matter to fully wrap our heads around, its elusiveness doesn’t keep us from having a complicated relationship with it. Whether we have too much time on our hands or not enough, for those of us living in “clock time” we often find ourselves having an adversarial re…
 
[YouTube Video Version: https://youtu.be/6ZPCyAyg5No] Will America fall in 2021? (Weak Economy, Weaker Morale) - Build Back BetterBiden is an authoritarian * Takes orders from China - Harris is an authoritarianCivil War? Guriella Warfare - Effective Resistance Techniques - We're under siege -- Resist Group Think -- Dismantle/Divest from Big Tech, P…
 
A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com. Barrington Moore famously claimed, “No bourgeoisie. No democracy.” Many scholars before and after Moore have argued the middle class is necessary for successful democratization. But Moore had a specific image of the middle class. The bourgeoisie were not simply white-collar professionals. …
 
"It became clear that Scott Pruitt had sought to purchase a used mattress from the Trump hotel. And I thought, 'This is not what I expected this job would look like.'" At the close of Donald Trump's presidency, POLITICO's reporters and editors share their strongest memories of the last four years. Shocking moments they witnessed, conversations they…
 
[YouTube Video Version: https://youtu.be/aiZu1pR88jI] [Episode Article: https://bit.ly/3bZqgr1] On the heels of the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as the President of the United States, we have returned. Our three week-long break has rejuvenated me, only to see a fair amount of the populous demoralized. The perfect storm as promised by Trump …
 
YouTube Video Version: https://youtu.be/ZdMuBa-nI08 The State of The Truth Community - Next Level Activism - QAnon - Operation Trust - "Hopium" -- Accelerationists & Extremists Effective Resistance Tactics (Protests Are Traps) - Creating Groups, Committees & NPOs - Practice Self-Governance - Local Activism, Resist Globalism Locally The Shadow Presi…
 
Political theorist Takis Pappas has described the formation of liberal democracy as an elite project. Its creation was dependent on the decisions of political leaders rather than the public. But over the subsequent decades the space between politicians and their constituents has grown smaller. It is now unclear whether elected officials remain poli…
 
He's spent a lifetime turning near-disasters into brand-building triumphs. POLITICO magazine writer Michael Kruse talks to Scott Bland about how President Trump could do it again—unless the Senate breaks the pattern. Plus, a dispatch from POLITICO Congress reporter Sarah Ferris. Scott Bland is a politics editor at POLITICO. Michael Kruse is a senio…
 
Yep! We are diving into politics on this weeks episode. Everything that has been happening in the past weeks, months, 2020... we wanted to sit down and review what has happened, and dive deeper into the conversations about the current political discourse and the divide that continues to widen between the opposing sides of Democrats and Republicans.…
 
Recent events in the United States have shown how even the most established democracies have much to learn about democracy. But my guest Winston Mano does not like to talk about democracy. He prefers to talk about democratization because the process never ends. Our conversation focuses on Africa with many topics discussed including social media, de…
 
They say history repeats itself. But it's not an exact rerun. There's always room for free choice to change the course we're on - but only if we have enough relevant information. The human-animal was endowed by nature to be a pattern cognition machine, evaluating the past in real-time, to predict a good positive outcome in the future. The events of…
 
The government ground to a halt on Wednesday when rioters breached and laid siege to the Capitol. Hours later, Congress reconvened to complete the electoral count and confirm Joe Biden's victory. Meanwhile, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock won their Georgia Senate races, giving Democrats a narrow Senate majority. POLITICO founding editor Jo…
 
The 90's was a decade of some of the most iconic television to this date, FITE ME. Not only was it the land of family sitcoms, but the 90's also gave us some of the most incredible shows from just about every genre. Whether its teenage drama, hilarious edge tapping cartoons, or the most memorable sketch TV, if you spent some time in the 90's you mo…
 
The German Question haunted international relations for generations. Like China, it was a rising authoritarian power. But its successful democratization after the Second World War cast an amnesia upon the uncertainty and anxiety it had caused the international community. Today democracy in Germany is taken for granted. It is a force of democratic s…
 
This Week: The Coronavirus vaccine rollout has begun, and to the surprise of no one, politicians are using it as a photo opportunity. Then, Ottawa to hike the federal carbon tax to $170 a tonne by 2030, at least there is one silver lining to this announcement. Plus, we open up the Political Paradox mailbag. Show Notes: http://www.politicalparadox.c…
 
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