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Exposing the Big Tobacco-Style Medical Disinformation

Did Rolling Stone just got caught lying about generic medicine? Why hasn’t Remdesivir encountered the same media attack that we are currently seeing with the Joe Rogan drug? Why aren’t we seeing any real solutions from these statist institutions aside from the top-down coercion of patented drugs? What do the archaeological discoveries related to ancient […]

THINGS HIDDEN 46: Thaddeus Russell on What’s Left with the Left

 For this THINGS HIDDEN conversation, David Gornoski sits down with Thaddeus Russell, historian and host of the Unregistered Podcast. Thaddeus Russell talks about his new book A Renegade History of the United States; the renegade university; the authoritarian trend of modern-day Leftism; the push to mandate experimental drugs; California’s transformation to a Red state; […]

THINGS HIDDEN 45: Prof. Peter Barber on How Jesus Differs from Myth

In this special THINGS HIDDEN conversation, David Gornoski catches up with the author of Jesus and Myth, Professor Peter Barber. Together, they look into the world of religion and myths. Professor Barber talks about his introduction to the work of Rene Girard; how Christ subverts and inverts the pattern of ancient myths; how media plays […]

The Anthropological Victory of Christ

What we’re seeing right now is nothing new but a retreading of twentieth-century coercive policies, David Gornoski says as he begins the show. Join David as he explains the true meaning of mythology and how Christianity deconstructed myths and its ability to legitimize collective violence. How does modern-day government refine the crowd violence of ancient […]

The Origin of the Hospital

While recognizing that the current global crisis is largely steeped in a divorce between medicine and ethics, it is important to step back and look at how the medical profession has evolved in history. What gave healthcare the universal appeal as we know today? Why is it that healthcare is looked at by many to […]

The State is the Religion of the Hidden Corpse

This classic essay was originally published at FEE.org on July 21, 2016. Have you ever attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new local business? Perhaps you’ve seen the corny shovel groundbreaking ritual of a new building. These events are usually rather innocuous affairs – filled with hopeful mom-and-pop dreamers, nervous glad-handing, cookies and wine and […]

Beyond reason: What really motivates our choices

This essay was originally published at WND.com on February 25, 2016. A few years ago I used to write for WND under the pen name David Hanson. I derived the name in honor of my maternal great-great-great, etc. grandfather John Hanson, the first president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation. Besides being […]

Statism Is a Sacrificial Religion

Why does the Biblical narrative end with a marriage supper? Join David Gornoski as he gets into some of the deeper and more existential topics while commenting on the latest stories surrounding the effects of the vaccines; COVID lockdowns; the results of abandoning masculinity and responsibility; old media’s heavy-handed reaction against differing voices; government retardation […]

We’re More Christian Than We Know

We can’t understand social justice, victimism, Critical Race Theory, and globalism if we don’t see the anthropology revealed in the Bible. Are we more Christian than we’d like to admit? Did we have the same value for personal liberty in the pre-Christian civilizations as we currently have in the post-Christian world? Is communism based on […]

A Superhero Similar to Homo Sapiens

Most recently, the well-known liberal political commentator, Cenk Uygur, tweeted this remark about religion. His attention, however, was unusually focused on the Christian story and the foundational person of Christianity, i.e. Jesus Christ. All of the religions are such obvious mythology. Yet serious people are forced to have nonsensical conversations about mythical creatures like the […]