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THINGS HIDDEN 62: Battling to the End with Craig Stewart

In this episode of THINGS HIDDEN, David Gornoski is joined by the returning Craig Stewart for a conversation on Rene Girard’s enigmatic last book Battling to the End. How did Girard gain his special insight into the mimetic nature of human beings? Did religions like Jainism and Buddhism also expose the mechanism of violence as […]

David Gornoski on the Mad Ones Podcast – Scapegoats and Substitutionary Violence

David Gornoski was recently interviewed on the Mad Ones podcast. You can watch the video above or go to this link for the audio. Show description: This week, we are joined by David Gornoski of A Neighbor’s Choice joins us to talk about human nature, mimetic theory, and the role of the scapegoat in society. […]

The State Is a Bad Role Model

[Video contains both hours. Skip past 45 minutes for hour 2.] Is there a way to avoid the statist scapegoating machine and come out healthier and prosperous? Is there any forward vision in the new Right’s reactionary ways? Join David Gornoski as he deconstructs the mythic violence of the State while exposing how it plays […]

THINGS HIDDEN 57: Richard Koenigsberg on War as Sacrifice

David Gornoski sits down with Richard Koenigsberg, psychologist & historian from the Library of Social Science, for a discussion on sacrifice, violence, and war. Mr. Koenigsberg starts the discussion by describing his interactions with Rene Girard. The conversation then moves to the psychology of Hitler, the purpose of political violence, male aggressiveness, the Ukraine war, […]

How the Personhood Revolution Destroys Victim-Garbed Politics

[Video contains both hours. Skip past 45 minutes for hour 2.] How do we detox ourselves from a lifetime of consuming seed oils? Join David Gornoski as he answers this question and later highlights how the government’s monopoly over nutrition, medicine, and science scapegoats non-violent innovators in our society. Also in the show, David expands […]

How Christianity Shapes the Abortion Debate

David Gornoski starts the episode by commenting on how Christianity elevates the voices of women and how the pro-choice movement pollutes that framework. Is the abortion debate in America properly framed by both sides? Listen to the full episode as David shows what both sides are getting wrong while highlighting how pro-choicers imitate the victim-garbed […]

The Occult Nature of Chaotic US Foreign Policy

Do principles handicap us? Can we “win” by imitating the aggression of our enemies? What is the rallying of the Ruble and Putin’s rising domestic approval saying about DC’s sanctions against Russia? Join David Gornoski as he explores these questions while looking into the story of the “Son of Sam” case and comparing it to […]

Ivan Illich’s Critique of Modern Healthcare

In this episode, David Gornoski is joined by John Dasgupta, a writer for A Neighbor’s Choice, and the two discuss the state-hijacking of health institutions worldwide. David and John also talk about how the Gospel accounts gave rise to the universal concern for victims of violence; how this concern for victim is twisted by the […]

Tucker Goodrich on Good and Bad Fats, Intermittent Fasting

Is there room for self-defense in Jesus’ worldview of nonviolence? In this episode, David Gornoski explains the true meaning of Habeas Corpus and why the West must revive this concept to survive. Plus, Tucker Goodrich joins the show to talk about whether butter and cheese can prevent heart attacks; good and bad fats; intermittent fasting; […]

The Gospel Defeat of Violent Contagion

How can we possibly choose peace when people around us want to use political coercion and state violence against us? David Gornoski explains why the key to living nonviolently is the imitation of Jesus. How does Christianity transform a culture’s violent history? Is victimism a spinoff of Christianity? What is the best method to break […]