In this episode, Eric, Sam, and Dylan discuss the potential for upheavals in public education. Will fights over the curriculum and the cumulative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (and the behavior of the teachers union during it) open up the possibility of wholesale changes in public schools? Next, Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis goes very, very well. At least according to Joe Biden. Is the president to be believed when he says Pope Francis assured him he’s a Catholic in good standing? Is this something he should even be saying out loud? Finally, Eric and Dylan discuss Dune and explore the important themes related to human nature at play in Frank Herbert’s book and Denis Villeneuve’s film–and in all good science fiction.


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Virginia governor’s race now hinges on education, and one candidate has a clear edge: poll | Fox News


Critiquing the 1619 Project with Phil Magness | Acton Line


Capitalism in the 1619 Project | Heritage Foundation, Samuel Gregg


Biden: Pope told me that I should ‘keep receiving Communion’ | Associated Press


Discovering human dignity in Villeneuve’s Dune | Dylan Pahman


Dune trailer


Acton’s 31st Annual Dinner


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