Apr 17, 2010

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The Roots of Progressive Thought

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Today progressive philosophy and liberalism seem inseparably
joined, but it was not always so. Progressive thought and Marxism
are kissing cousins, tracing their roots back to philosopher Georg
Friedrich Hegel. It wasn’t until after World War I and especially
World War II that progressive thought pushed through its gradual
process of co-opting classic liberalism. Professor Ronald
Pestritto from Hillsdale college (www.hillsdale.edu) is author of
the book, “Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism.”

In the latter part of today’s program, John reads emails from
listeners covering preparation for the next five (rough) economic
years, as well as an explanation of what happens when currencies
begin to die. Several actuality clips are featured.

John’s boralogue delves into the tense status in the Middle East
with an eye toward subtle changes in U.S. policy that are reshaping
the play book with possibly disastrous results.

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