Tagged: Branko Malić

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Left vs. Right and the Question of Rationality

We delve into question of curious ability of Leftist intellectuals to circumvent the massive crimes of their political favorites and still have debates with their opponents without this ever becoming an issue.

Is this accidental or is it due to inability of the political Right and Center to employ the right arguments?

Or is it something deeper than that?

KT, of course, opts for the third option.

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Windswept Podcast: Nationalism and Politics of Dissolution

In this Windswept Podcast, we return to hair splitting over terminology. Is nationalism really what most people think it is or is it a counterfeit of deeper reality, subverting its proper expressions? Is a "surge in nationalism" always the same thing as a "surge in local solidarity" or "love of one's home"? And what does it all mean in opposition to prevalent technocratic governance system of supra-national entities?

These and, other questions, as well as some World Cup commentary very atypical for KT, get their fair treatment in the following.

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Penultimate Times Blues: Nostalgia as Disclosure of Truth

With the help of KT's Department of Eastern European Affairs and Keeping Asses in the Armchairs even nostalgia can reveal some important truths. The dissolution of Communism was not the only catastrophe that befell this peculiar part of the world. Let us inspect some more subtle and more sinister processes that slipped through in the wake of it and were anticipated by ill fated generation whose youth was forfeit at the dawn of the "New World Order". We on KT are hell bent on redeeming that lost time - so we invite you to sink with us in the disclosure only true nostalgia can provide ...

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Idiots Cast in Porcelain: On “Liberals” and Their Place in Cosmos

Expressions "liberal" and "liberalism" are pejoratives often offering meanings far different from what those words originally meant.

In this podcast we will attempt to remedy that by taking this, for the most part American, notion and apply to it Plato's method of describing the mental and political attitude by analyzing the type of man indulging it.

Unfortunately, we are forced to conclude that Plato's notion of the worse kind of man - the tyrant - doesn't hold the candle to tedious little critter we have to deal with here.

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The Weight of the World: Metaphysical Origin of Seriousness

Being "world-weary", being serious, being aware of the "weight of things" ... what those various states of being human have in common? In this podcast we'll attempt to answer this question from the standpoint of the Medieval thinker and point out how fresh and readily applicable this standpoint is for our own day and age; a day and age where world has not become lighter just because it grew superficial.

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Wholesale Angels

All men crave knowledge by nature, that is the opening statement of Aristotle's Metaphysics. Yet the good chunk of that great work, as well as some of the best passages ever written in metaphysics and theology, rather deal with the discipline of putting this craving in its natural confines, than attempting to incite it further.

In this podcast - an appendix to our ongoing series on traditional notions of destiny and Providence - we focus on attempts of those who try to cross this boundary and take more than is due to them; overstep the bounds of knowledge by not understanding its nature and its limits.

Strangely enough, those are people whose activities somehow always end up in a sort of religious marketing rendering them into wholesale agents on "the market of truth" with a claim to knowledge traditionally ascribed to angels - an total intuitive perception of the truth of the given subject and claim to prophetic insight.

They are wholesale angels, indeed. And they are so full of "spirit of prophecy", that they cannot help but confuse the sound  of expiration coming from their bowels for the pouring forth of the Holy Spirit.

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Beyond the Pale: The Morning After of Irish Abortion Referendum

The landslide victory of Irish pro-abortion public vote in recent referendum came not as a surprise because it was victory, but because it was more or less a public acclamation - a true voice of the people, one might say.

In this podcast we analyze the meaning of this event in the global context and how it stems from peculiar state of mind now prevalent in the West, but very easily observable in Ireland itself: a mentality of indifference.

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Windswept Podcast: On Unholy Indifference

KT proudly introduced new brand of podcasts in the universe of global podcasting: a windswept podcast, that is, audio recording combining articulate speech combating sounds of strong wind and occasional car engine. So, instead of nagging about sound quality, our faithful flock can appreciate how well we record environmental noise in the background of the poignant discussion of the mood disclosing what philosophers call nihilism: the mood of indifference.

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Imperatrix Mundi: On Traditional Notion of Destiny pt. 1

"Nothing is without reason" - a sentence often pronounced and rarely believed in. Let us pronounce it and see how can it be demonstrated. In this two part analysis we'll approach the phenomenon of meaningful coincidences in human life, i.e. destiny, from the standpoint of traditional metaphysics.