Hillsdale College’s Brad Birzer discusses libertarian themes in some of the great works of science fiction.
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About the Guest
Brad Birzer holds the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in history at Hillsdale College.
Science Fiction, Liberty, and Dystopia
Utopia, by Thomas More
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
The Narnia book series, by C.S. Lewis
Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis
Perelandra, by C.S. Lewis
That Hideous Strength, by C.S. Lewis
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
1984, by George Orwell
Progarchy (Brad is editor-at-large)
The Imaginative Conservative
Books by the Guest
Russell Kirk: American Conservative
American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle Earth
Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson
Ep. 849 The Perils of a National History Curriculum (Dedra and Brad Birzer)
Ep. 720 Mythology, Tolkien, and Liberty
Ep. 534 Would Conservatism’s Founder Recognize Conservatism Today?
Ep. 511 Today’s Tom Sawyer: Neil Peart, Rush, and Liberty
Ep. 504 Trails West: How Freedom Settled the West
Ep. 310 The Year in (Progressive) Music
Ep. 74 The Episode of the Year
Ep. 50 The Conservative Mind
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