Winston Churchill wrote that “No two cities have counted more with mankind than Athens and Jerusalem. Their messages in religion, philosophy, and art have been the main guiding lights of modern faith and culture.” For Easter and Passover Steve and Lucretia decided to take up the Jerusalem side of this theme with the help of a forgotten figure who was a major influence on the young Churchill—the American politician Bourke Cochran. In particular, in a 1910 speech Cochran, a Catholic, gave a marvelous synoptic account of how Christianity planted the seed of modern democratic equality.

From there we wander off into territory best described in Mark Twain’s famous line, “Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.” In this case, Steve takes note of several recent articles about Michel Foucault, the ur-philosopher of the post-modern left, and wonders whether we might have misread him, or whether there might be some mischief to be made by noting some aspects of Foucault that the left ignores or overlooks. (This is the case made by partially by Blake Smith at im1776.) Plus, is Foucault perhaps the left’s biggest mistake?  It will likely not surprise listeners to learn that Lucretia is . . . not persuaded.

Finally, we review some new whiskies, update our magic number for “Who Shot Ashli Babbit” and look back at the unjust persecution of Scooter Libby as an example of how long the truth can be suppressed, ponder the apparently infinite stupidity of Boston University honors graduate AOC, and then wonder about what President Biden’s misbehaving dog says about him.

After all, if it is true that there are “no bad dogs,” only bad owners, then the news of yet another biting incident by White House First Dog “Major,” along with an episode of incontinence, suggests that Major is indeed the perfect dog for the Biden White House. Meanwhile, nearby is Kaiser, the official canine mascot of the Three Whisky Happy Hour.

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  1. Saint Augustine Member
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    The problem conservatives have is not knowing what they want to conserve–well said, Lucretia!

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  2. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
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    For what did G-d choose the Jews, and for what are they set apart in the Torah? To be a blessing to all nations. Moses is in the context of Genesis 12. Is there any superiority there? Or is it really more like service?

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  3. Boney Cole Member
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    Reminds me of two books I have meant to read, Robert Reilly “America on Trial, In Defense of the Founding” and Tim Gordon “Catholic Republic”. Any comments on those books?

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  4. LibertyDefender Member
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    Inspired choice of outro music.

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