Looking for a good piece of fiction for this weekend? Dive into one of my favorite books by Andrew Klavan. Check out my review and grab it through my affiliate link to support the Conversation of Our Generation
Today, we look at Dave Rubin's new book: Don't Burn This Book. To see why I enjoyed it and find where to buy it, check out today's episode
"God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering."Saint Augustine Listen to why I love Confessions By St. Augustine Saint Augustine of Hippo, a late-in-life convert and one of the Fathers of the Church. His influence on the growth and theology of the Church is hard to calculate, but he has... Continue Reading →
One of my favorite poems is William Wordsworth's "Lines Written in Early Spring." I came across this poem a couple years ago as I started reading his works. The length is great, and the message is insightful and relevant. Plus, it's beautifully written. As I read it, I feel like I'm out in nature as... Continue Reading →
The Analects and the Doctrine of the Mean show the level of Confucius' wisdom. The fact that his teachings were the pillars of Chinese civilization for thousands of years shows how timeless his work is. In fact, there are still plenty of lessons we can learn from him today. Discover the lessons of Confucius with me and watch the video! Then, read his books and tell me what you think
The Fair Tax has made waves in Washington, but there aren't many people talking about it as an alternative to the Income Tax. Instead, many people are talking about Tax Cuts, Tax Reform or the Flat Tax. This book gives you all the reasons why we should turn away from the Income Tax and toward a consumption tax, namely the Fair Tax. I go through some of the points in the book in the video below, but you have to read it for yourself! Check out my video and then let me know what you think once you read the book!
The Holy Cross Order has a principle they call "educating hearts and minds." In a time when we know more than ever, and the discoveries of the wisest and smartest people are taught to high schoolers, it's amazing that people are so poorly prepared for life. There is no teaching the importance of family, morality, responsibility or other essential human ideas that make people successful at life- rather than just a career.
Henry David Thoreau, a Transcendentalist and writer, retreated to the woods to live by a pond in the Northeast United States. Walden Pond, now famous thanks to Thoreau, inspired him to write this work that is a beautiful, cynical commentary on his time. His insights and observations on his time, however, are timeless. As you read his book you'll see why this is the case. Watch the video below to see what I mean!
Check out my newest book review on Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu! This book is full of insights and I hope to bring some of those to light for you in this video. It's definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in Religion or Philosophy. Lao Tzu is an amazing thinker and prophet, and his wisdom is beautifully articulated in the Tao Te Ching!
To you understand the modern political landscape, it is important to read Machiavelli's The Prince. It includes detailed and wise accounts of how rulers gain, retain and lose power
This Ernest Hemingway book highlights a writer living an Upper Class lifestyle in Paris. There's action and fist fights as well as a good story of a broken love interest. But this is a great piece of literature and a short read. If you've read the book, let me know what you think in the comment sections. If you haven't, read it and let me know!
This book by Thomas Sowell has short essays on topics of all sorts. Some are common debates, but others are niche problems that are often not addressed in common dialogue. Check it out and let me know what you think!
As you know, at the Conversation of Our Generation, we are trying to build a dialogue and discuss the ideas that affect our society, culture, politics and philosophy. As we discuss the ideas that will define our generation, it is important to look back at the foundations of thought. This book is great for understanding how the dialogue developed and how these ideas are still relevant today.
Ever read something and forgotten immediately? Ever eaten something and been hungry not long after? Both of those leave you unsatisfied, yearning for more. Live by this quote and you'll fix that with reading--- sadly, Burke's advice doesn't apply to food.
To expand upon Conservative Libertarianism, here is a book that defines Conservatism well. I recommend checking it out, but watch the video to see why.