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 gospel-infected culture of Ethiopia and how its culture compares to that of its neighboring countries like Libya. What is the Ethiopian perspective on how the West is moving towards victim-garbed, identity politics? How do we fight against the spirit of the crowd without becoming absorbed into its mimetic rivalry? Listen to the full podcast for the answers and more.
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