James is joined by educator and author Thaddeus J. Kozinski for the hour. Kosinski holds a Ph.D. in philosophy, specializes in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, and St. Thomas Aquinas, and is presently a professor of philosophy and humanities at a Christian college in the United States. Dr. Kosinski is especially interested in the relationship of culture and politics to religious, theological, and philosophical belief systems. He is a student of the thought of Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and Rene Girard.
In a wide-ranging discussion Kozinski and Tracy discuss the spiritual emptiness haunting liberalism and the modern condition generally, the moral bankruptcy of the “war on terror” and its architects, the problematic approaches in many contemporary educational settings, and the difficult questions facing academic philosophers.
Dr. Kozinski is the author The Political Problem of Religious Pluralism: And Why Philosophers Can’t Solve It (Lexington 2010). Kozinksi has also applied philosophical insights to the phenomenon of geopolitics and false flag terror, most recently with an especially remarkable chapter in Kevin Barrett’s book, We Are Not Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11, called, “Charlie Hebdo, 9/11 and the Satanic Sacred.” He is working on a forthcoming chapter in a book on Catholic social teaching on Rene Girard, modernity, and the apocalypse, as well as a volume of essays on modernity, to be released this summer by Angelico Press.
Kozinski is a also contributor to The Imaginative Conservative, where his most recent article is titled, “Alasdair MacIntyre: From Socratic Subverter to Supporter of the State.”