Operation City on a Hill



Programs in this Series

Format: 2019-11-19
Format: 2019-11-19
The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium - 11/12/2019
The title is taken from a book by Martin Gurri. This episode deals with the phenomenon behind why a certain segment of the public is sticking behind Donald despite the mounting evidence of corruption surrounding his administration. It then focuses...
A Tale of Two Futures - 10/08/2019
This week's show is "A Tale of Two Futures" as a takeoff of the Dickens classic "A Tale of Two Cities." The episode contrasts the optimistic view of our present course offered by Harvard Psychologist Steven Pinker in his book...
Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture - 09/10/2019
Host Robert Maynard is joined in studio by Thomas Dickerson, Ph.D., the co-founder of Geopipe, Inc. Geopipe Inc. is a software company that develops 3D models of actual cities and is part of a network called the Vermont Center for Emerging...
American Traditionalism Gone Off the Rails - 08/13/2019
Host Robert Maynard discusses American conservatism as a “fusion” of the libertarian concern for individual liberty and the traditionalist concern that our thought be grounded in transcendent truth. We start with the notion that critics...
Immigration Policy and the Hijacking of American Conservatism - 07/09/2019
This month is a follow up on the June edition of Operation City On A Hill, continuing the discussion on what American conservatism is supposed to be conserving. This episode argues that historical American conservatism has been hijacked by an...
America's Covenant - A Holy Experiment in Laissez-Faire - 06/11/2019
This is the first in a series on American Conservatism and how it went off course. The first show in the series examines the heart of American conservatism, and explores just what it is that needs to be "conserved." This show picks up on...
The Trump-Russia Investigation and the Mafia State - 05/14/2019
One of the reasons Mueller had difficulty determining how direct the contacts were between members of the Trump campaign and the Russia state apparatus, was that they were looking at that state apparatus as if it was part a traditional nation-state...
The New Colossus - 04/09/2019
"The New Colossus" is a reference to the poem inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty, contrasting it with the ancient Colossus of Rhodes. This episode revisits the period surrounding the abolitionist movement and the role that...
The American Enlightenment - 03/12/2019
Host Robert Maynard highlights the blending of religion and science during the Enlightenment period of American history.
Schools of Hellas - 01/08/2019
Host Robert Maynard discusses the difference between education and schooling.
In Pursuit of Happiness - 12/11/2018
Host Robert Maynard looks at factors that positively motivated people's behavior in neuroscience studies. These factors are discussed in light of the fundamental principles that constitute "The Pursuit of Happiness."
Back to the Future - 11/13/2018
Host Robert Maynard talks about the transition to a "digital economy" and, how in many ways, the trends we are seeing represent a return to the decentralized "Jeffersonian age." The centralizing processes that accompanied "...
Apocalypse of the Word - The Quakers' Role in America’s 19th Century Freedom & Peace Offensive - 09/11/2018
This episode continues along the same lines as the first two in the series but zeroes in on the content of the moral reform approach to promoting peace and freedom in the 19th century. A particular focus is the global abolitionist movement.
A New Order for the Ages vs. A New World Order - Part 2 - 08/16/2018
Robert Maynard expands on his first episode with more thoughts regarding internationalism and the populist backlash.
A New Order for the Ages vs. A New World Order - 06/12/2018
Robert Maynard's first episode of "Operation City on a Hill" looks at the global, populist backlash against internationalism and examines what needs to be changed and what should be preserved.

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