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July 29, 2021 26 min

On this episode of The Mark Harrington Show, Mark speaks with Senior Editor of The American Conservative and author of The Benedict Option and Live Not by Lies.

Here are a few questions Mark will ask:

  • What does Rod mean by “live not by lies”?

  • What’s the difference between soft and hard totalitarianism?

  • Is there a role for capitalism in the coming soft totalitarianism?

  • What can people do to resist?

  • In his book, Rod speaks of the rise of soft totalitarianism brought on by identity politics which marginalizes Christians and other dissenters. Corporations now censor opinions, and technology is bringing us closer to a surveillance state. This kind of system is what every American high school student read about in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

    Rod writes about “woke capitalism,” which is what you have when major corporations sign on to culturally progressive causes. In a capitalist society like ours, corporations have been much more important than the state in mainstreaming progressive values.

    Live Not by Lies was released early in the COVID-19 pandemic and before the election crackdown on speech. The book predicts much of what we are seeing now.

  • Order the book here:

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