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Live Not By Lies | Rod Dreher & Dr Jordan B Peterson


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July 9 2022

Jul 7, 2022 Rod Dreher is a senior writer and editor for 'The American Conservative.' He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: 'Live Not By Lies,' 'The Benedict Option,' and 'The Little Way of Ruthie Leming,' as well as the books 'Crunchy Cons' and 'How Dante Can Save Your Life.'

In this episode, Rod Dreher and I discuss his latest book, 'Live Not By Lies,' the continuous emergence of Communism in the West, ideology as a substitute for religion, the importance of courage, and more. Thanks for watching.


[0:00] Intro

[1:25] Live Not By Lies

[2:32] A Story from Communist Czechoslovakia

[4:55] Our Old Idea of New Totalitarianism

[9:13] Czeslaw Miłosz and "The Captive Mind"

[12:26] The Appeal of Communism

[14:50] The Weaponizing of Original Sin

[18:36] Applying the Story of the Kulaks [

22:43] The Emergence of Woke Capitalism

[27:37] The Line Between Good and Evil

[29:48] Solzhenitsyn's Rules for Responsible Conduct

[31:31] Scapegoating and False Morality

[37:28] The Fragility of American Elites

[42:06] Vaclav Havel, The Myth of the Green Grocer

[48:34] Fighting for the Right to Be Unhappy

[56:37] Ideology as Substitute for Religion

[1:00:56] Heroism as Anti-Ideology

[1:09:52] Preparing for Persecution


[1:12:33] A Message from the Church to Men

[1:13:39] Courage

[1:18:04] Rod Dreher, "Live Not By Lies"

[1:20:07] Jordan Peterson's Daily Wire+ Deal

[1:21:15] Daily Wire+ Intro

[1:21:54] History of Rod Dreher's Religious Belief

[1:27:08] Sexuality as the Last Temptation

[1:32:45] Kierkegaard's Three Stages of Life

[1:34:45] Journey Through Catholicism

[1:36:36] Becoming an Orthodox Christian

[1:45:00] A Respite from the Political

[1:48:11] The Purpose of Prayer

[1:50:23] The Jesus Prayer

[1:54:36] Closing Comments

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