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Just the Best Literature

Hosted by Dennis Leap

Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.

#198: Charles Krauthammer Chortles, ‘The Appeal of the Ordeal,’ Part 2

Aired Monday, March 23, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   30 minutes

In his tongue-in-cheek essay “The Appeal of the Ordeal," Krauthammer takes us deep into his thinking about the “human propensity to test the worthiness of a thing by seeing how well it stands up to abuse.” Host Dennis Leap continues his discussion of Krauthammer’s reflection over people’s willingness to prove themselves by running a marathon, and he begins a discussion of the ordeal of culture elite.

#197: Charles Krauthammer Chortles, ‘The Appeal of the Ordeal,’ Part 1

Aired Monday, March 16, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   31 minutes

In his tongue-in-cheek essay “The Appeal of Ordeal," Mr. Krauthammer takes us deep into his thinking about the “human propensity to test the worthiness of a thing by seeing how well it stands up to abuse.” Host Dennis Leap focuses on Krauthammer’s reflection over people’s willingness to prove themselves by running a marathon.

#196: Charles Krauthammer Wonders, ‘“Women and Children,” Still?’

Aired Monday, March 9, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   29 minutes

#195: Charles Krauthammer Asks, ‘Are We Alone in the Universe?’ (Part 2)

Aired Monday, March 2, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

#194: Charles Krauthammer Asks, ‘Are We Alone in the Universe?’ (Part 1)

Aired Monday, February 24, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses Charles Krauthammer’s superb essay “Are We Alone in the Universe?” Incredible technology has been developed to help man see into the vast universe. With the discovery that at least 25 billion planets could possibly support life, scientists are asking, “Is Earth the only planet in the universe that has life?”

#193: Charles Krauthammer’s Essay "Annals of ‘Art’”

Aired Monday, February 17, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   30 minutes

#192: Charles Krauthammer on ‘Body Worship’

Aired Monday, February 10, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   25 minutes

#191: Charles Krauthammer on ‘Motherhood Missed’

Aired Monday, February 3, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   29 minutes

#190: Charles Krauthammer on ‘The Mirror-Image Fallacy,’ Part 2

Aired Monday, January 27, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   31 minutes

#189: Charles Krauthammer on ‘The Mirror-Image Fallacy’

Aired Monday, January 20, 2020   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   30 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and special guest James Brandon discuss Charles Krauthammer’s tongue-in-cheek but thought-provoking essay: ”The Mirror-Image Fallacy.” Written in 1983, this essay exposes the faulty worldview that everyone is just like me. It is a dangerous way to approach international politics.