Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Catch me on Focus on the Family, all this week as I sit in for Dr. Dobson!  Tune in at 430am, 730am, 1130am, and 10pm.
330-338Jean Twenge, associate professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and author of Generation Me, and her latest The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (, she blogs at  10% of adults, aged 20 to 30, are clinically narcissistic.  What does this mean for us, long term?
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428-437Memories of growing up with a sociopathic mother…
443-452Deborah McNaughton is the President of Legacy Financial Services (877-740-3328,, co-founder of the Financial Victory Institute ( and a nationally recognized credit expert and financial coach. She has been in the financial business for over 25 years, and has written several books including Financially Secure: An Easy-To-Follow Money Program For Women, The Get Out Of Debt Kit, and her latest Money Trouble: Surviving Your Financial Crisis.
458-508Harry Jaffa, 91, is the world's premier Lincoln scholar, with diverse expertise in political philosophy, the American founding, Shakespeare, and is especially knowledgeable about the Civil War.  He is Professor Emeritus of Government at Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Graduate School, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Claremont Institute (bio).  He is one of the most famous students of Leo Strauss and is the leader of what are often called the "West Coast Straussians," a branch of the Straussian movement.  He has written numerous articles and books, including his widely acclaimed study of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates (University of Chicago Press, 1959), and the first volume of it's sequel A New Birth of Freedom (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).
• Peter Robinson, Uncommon Knowledge (August 2009) Lincoln & More with Harry Jaffa.
This year, 2009, marks the 200th anniversary celebration of the birth of Lincoln, and the 50th anniversary celebration of the publication of Jaffa's Crisis.
Why does all political philosophy reduce to the dialogue between Thrasymachus and Socrates in Plato's Republic?  Is the good rooted in an objective moral order or in the will of the people?  Where do "rights" come from? 
Is there such a thing as a "political science of natural right"?  Your mentor, Leo Strauss, believed it was rooted in classical Greek philosophy, do you?  What do you mean by the "grand synthesis of Athens, Jerusalem, and Peoria"?
What is the relationship between liberty and equality?  How do we strike the balance between radical self-interest leading to nihilistic hedonism, and the loss of all personal freedom in an authoritarian but egalitarian state?
How did our founders understand "the laws of nature and nature's God"?  Were they natural rights theorists?  Did they believe in natural law?
What is the relationship between the Bible and Democracy, in Jefferson's mind, in Lincoln's mind, and in your mind?
Is it right to think of America as "exceptional"?
Are we moving toward Marx's communist utopia without the workers' revolution?
Is the "Decline of the West," to cite Oswald Spengler from a century ago, irreversible?  If so, how can the West recover it's soul?
Why was Macbeth Lincoln's favorite play?
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555 [1:30] Robert Micone/Bill O'Connor aka "The Money Guys" at Applied Financial with 5 offices around the southland, 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, and online at
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