Operation City on a Hill

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Programs in this Series

Format: 2020-10-21
Format: 2020-10-21
Creation Spirituality - The Breastplate of St. Patrick - 03/10/2020
Saint Patrick's Day will soon be upon us. This show focuses on the Celtic approach to Christianity. Since the Galatians are believed to have been a Celtic community back in the First Century AD, host Robert Maynard uses the Apostle Paul's...
PovertyCure — From Aid to Enterprise - 01/14/2020
The month's show chronicles a truly remarkable story. According to the Acton Institute's blog: "Extreme poverty – the number of people in the world living on $1.90 a day – fell from 15.7 percent in 2010 to 8.6 percent in...
Democracy in America - 12/10/2019
This month's show is a follow up to the last show on "The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority." The title is taken from Alexis de Tocqueville's famous examination of American Democracy. He saw the future threat to...
The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium - 11/12/2019
The title is taken from a book by Martin Gurri. This episode deals with the phenomenon behind why a certain segment of the public is sticking behind Donald despite the mounting evidence of corruption surrounding his administration. It then focuses...
A Tale of Two Futures - 10/08/2019
This week's show is "A Tale of Two Futures" as a takeoff of the Dickens classic "A Tale of Two Cities." The episode contrasts the optimistic view of our present course offered by Harvard Psychologist Steven Pinker in his book...
Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture - 09/10/2019
Host Robert Maynard is joined in studio by Thomas Dickerson, Ph.D., the co-founder of Geopipe, Inc. Geopipe Inc. is a software company that develops 3D models of actual cities and is part of a network called the Vermont Center for Emerging...
American Traditionalism Gone Off the Rails - 08/13/2019
Host Robert Maynard discusses American conservatism as a “fusion” of the libertarian concern for individual liberty and the traditionalist concern that our thought be grounded in transcendent truth. We start with the notion that critics...
Immigration Policy and the Hijacking of American Conservatism - 07/09/2019
This month is a follow up on the June edition of Operation City On A Hill, continuing the discussion on what American conservatism is supposed to be conserving. This episode argues that historical American conservatism has been hijacked by an...
America's Covenant - A Holy Experiment in Laissez-Faire - 06/11/2019
This is the first in a series on American Conservatism and how it went off course. The first show in the series examines the heart of American conservatism, and explores just what it is that needs to be "conserved." This show picks up on...
The Trump-Russia Investigation and the Mafia State - 05/14/2019
One of the reasons Mueller had difficulty determining how direct the contacts were between members of the Trump campaign and the Russia state apparatus, was that they were looking at that state apparatus as if it was part a traditional nation-state...
The New Colossus - 04/09/2019
"The New Colossus" is a reference to the poem inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty, contrasting it with the ancient Colossus of Rhodes. This episode revisits the period surrounding the abolitionist movement and the role that...
The American Enlightenment - 03/12/2019
Host Robert Maynard highlights the blending of religion and science during the Enlightenment period of American history.
Schools of Hellas - 01/08/2019
Host Robert Maynard discusses the difference between education and schooling.
In Pursuit of Happiness - 12/11/2018
Host Robert Maynard looks at factors that positively motivated people's behavior in neuroscience studies. These factors are discussed in light of the fundamental principles that constitute "The Pursuit of Happiness."
Back to the Future - 11/13/2018
Host Robert Maynard talks about the transition to a "digital economy" and, how in many ways, the trends we are seeing represent a return to the decentralized "Jeffersonian age." The centralizing processes that accompanied "...

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