Entries by Surit Dasgupta

Finding Good News in Chaos

“Everything that you see in politics is based on a zero-sum frame of reality,” David Gornoski says. He points out how politicians rely on you to vote them into defeating your enemies without actually dealing with any of the core issues. “Excellence doesn’t require a savior; it requires skin in the game.” Amid social scandals, […]

THINGS HIDDEN 13: The Return of Tom Holland

How has Christianity affected western civilization? Tom Holland, author of Dominion, starts by giving us a glimpse at what pre-Christian justice looked like; he then takes us through the transformation of criminal justice as Christianity was absorbed more and more into the culture by western civilization. Tom Holland also describes how Christianity, as preached by […]

David Gornoski on Nikola Tesla, the News, and Innovation

David Gornoski gives the example of Nikola Tesla’s story and highlights that revolutionary breakthroughs come, not through top-down coercion, but always through unhindered innovation. Solutions start with the question: Do you love yourself? How can you love and help others if you don’t love yourself? Join David Gornoski as he goes through the latest news […]

What Causes Our Strife and How to Fix It

David Gornoski starts the show by commenting on the news surrounding Ghislaine Maxwell, Kanye West, and Roger Stone. We need to see the hidden scapegoats in our culture, says David; the media with its negative feedback loop tries to make this impossible for us. What does it mean when someone like Kanye has to delete […]

David Gornoski on Kanye West’s Presidential Platform, Dale Brown Models New Security Vision

David Gornoski comments on Kanye West’s announcement to run for president. What makes a person qualified to run for president? David reflects on this question and points us to past candidates who were deemed ‘qualified’ for the presidential role and their utter disregard for the constitution in waging wars and imposing coercive laws. Plus, Dale […]

Barouk Almaw Gari Gives an Ethiopian View on Identity Politics and Rene Girard

Barouk Almaw Gari, an Ethiopian entrepreneur and Rene Girard fan, joins David Gornoski to discuss his introduction to the works of Rene Girard, his perspective on Ethiopian politics and history, and how Christianity has shaped Ethiopia’s culture. How does the gospel effect each culture in their tribal and sacrificial customs? Barouk takes us through the […]