In this interview, I ask Spencer about the five crises that he highlights in his book—of reality, of the body, of meaning, of religion, and of the regime—and about how Western philosophy, literature, and culture can help us chart a course ahead.
Our conversation spans moral relativism and its sinister consequences, the dynamic between the body and the soul as it has played out as of late, the relationship between science and religion, the inner beauty behind art and music and their appeal to God and the soul, and Marxism and its socio-cultural offshoots.
You can watch our full interview below:
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Aatman Vakil is a staff writer for the Chicago Thinker. As a senior at the College, he is majoring in Economics and Music. He has a profound interest in Renaissance, Early Modern, and Indian history, and he is active in various ensembles on campus, specializing in Renaissance and Baroque music.