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20 years after the publication of Vital Remnants: America’s Founding and the Western Tradition, a book that set out to help America remember her vital roots in the western tradition, Dr. Gary L. Gregg II takes up the title of Vital Remnants once more to continue the mission of serving the future by remembering, thinking about, and learning from the great thinkers of the past. Join Dr. Gregg as he guides listeners through some of the most important texts in human history. Whether you are looking for help in reaching a long abandoned reading goal and continuing your life-long learning, or looking for leadership and life lessons from something deeper than the latest self-help book, Gregg brings a quarter of a century's worth of experience teaching leadership to help you along the way. Vital Remnants from our shared past await to inspire, encourage, and teach us today just as they changed the world we have inherited.

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Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Republic here: http://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/programs/military/meditations/greggs-reading-guide-to-thinking-with-plato/at_download/file

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Vital Remnants McConnell Center

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20 years after the publication of Vital Remnants: America’s Founding and the Western Tradition, a book that set out to help America remember her vital roots in the western tradition, Dr. Gary L. Gregg II takes up the title of Vital Remnants once more to continue the mission of serving the future by remembering, thinking about, and learning from the great thinkers of the past. Join Dr. Gregg as he guides listeners through some of the most important texts in human history. Whether you are looking for help in reaching a long abandoned reading goal and continuing your life-long learning, or looking for leadership and life lessons from something deeper than the latest self-help book, Gregg brings a quarter of a century's worth of experience teaching leadership to help you along the way. Vital Remnants from our shared past await to inspire, encourage, and teach us today just as they changed the world we have inherited.

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive McConnell Center updates directly in your mailbox: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/r/C970CD2C3514492B

Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Prince here: http://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/programs/military/meditations/greggs-leadership-guide-to-the-prince/at_download/file

Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Republic here: http://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/programs/military/meditations/greggs-reading-guide-to-thinking-with-plato/at_download/file

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    1. The Last Days of Socrates | Euthyphro

    1. The Last Days of Socrates | Euthyphro

    Summary

    In Season 3 of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II will guide listeners through The Last Days of Socrates, a collection of four of Plato’s dialogues. This first episode introduces the series and discusses “Euthyphro” in detail.
    Corresponding Reading 
    “Euthyphro,” pages 6-26 of Plato, The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo. Translated with Introductions and Notes by Christopher Rowe (New York, Penguin Books, 2010)
    Important Links

    Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Last Days of Socrates here Subscribe to our newsletter and receive McConnell Center updates directly in your mailbox Please share any thoughts, questions, comments, or concerns with us via email at connor.tracy@louisville.edu This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. For more information, including upcoming events, please visit us online at mcconnellcenter.org or on social media at:
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    Contributors

    Intro: Natalie Smith, McConnell Center Civic Education Coordinator 
    Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director
    Producer: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator 

    • 34 min
    BONUS: The Gift of Solitude and Time with Dr. Gary L. Gregg II

    BONUS: The Gift of Solitude and Time with Dr. Gary L. Gregg II

    Episode Summary
    McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II offers his thoughts on how to make the most of our time during this crisis. 
    Links Mentioned
    Dr. Gregg's op-ed pieces, including "The Gift of Solitude and Time" can be found here: https://www.theepochtimes.com/author-gary-l-gregg  Stay Connected
    Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.
     
     

    • 28 min
    9. Machiavelli's The Prince

    9. Machiavelli's The Prince

    In this episode of Vital Remnants, Dr. Gary Gregg reveals his final great leadership lesson of Machiavelli's The Prince. We hope you have enjoyed this series and are looking forward to next season!  
    Target 9 Reading: Chapters 24-26 pp. 96-105 of Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, Second Edition, Translated and with an Introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998)


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    This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. For more information, including upcoming events, please visit us online at mcconnellcenter.org or on social media at:

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    Intro: Natalie Smith, McConnell Center Civic Education Coordinator 

    Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director

    Producer: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator 
     

    • 20 min
    8. Machiavelli's The Prince

    8. Machiavelli's The Prince

    In this episode of Vital Remnants, Dr. Gary Gregg shares the next five great leadership lessons of Machiavelli's The Prince. These lessons include how to strategically approach conflict, manage those under your supervision, and select trusted advisors.
     
    Target 8 Reading: Chapters 21-23, pp. 87-95 of Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, Second Edition, Translated and with an Introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998)


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    This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. For more information, including upcoming events, please visit us online at mcconnellcenter.org or on social media at:

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    Intro: Natalie Smith, McConnell Center Civic Education Coordinator 

    Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director

    Producer: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator 
     

    • 26 min
    7. Machiavelli's The Prince

    7. Machiavelli's The Prince

    How does one become great? Should a leader be the bearer of bad news to his/her people? Dr. Gary Gregg, McConnell Center Director, shares Machiavelli's answers to these questions and more as he presents the next four great lessons of The Prince. 
    Target 7 Reading: Chapters 19-20, pp. 71-87 of Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, Second Edition, Translated and with an Introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998)

    Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Prince here

    Subscribe to our newsletter and receive McConnell Center updates directly in your mailbox

    Please share any thoughts, questions, comments, or concerns with us via email at connor.tracy@louisville.edu

    This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. For more information, including upcoming events, please visit us online at mcconnellcenter.org or on social media at:

    Facebook: @mcconnellcenter

    Instagram: @ulmcenter 

    Twitter: @ULmCenter

    Intro: Natalie Smith, McConnell Center Civic Education Coordinator 

    Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director

    Producer: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator 
     

    • 28 min
    6. Machiavelli's The Prince

    6. Machiavelli's The Prince

    In today's episode, Dr. Gregg pulls out six great lessons of leadership from the text, including one of Machiavelli’s most famous assertions: “It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.”
    Target 6 Reading: Chapters 16-18, pp. 62-71 of Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, Second Edition, Translated and with an Introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998)
    Download Dr. Gregg's Guide to The Prince here
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    Please share any thoughts, questions, comments, or concerns with us via email at connor.tracy@louisville.edu

    This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. For more information, including upcoming events, please visit us online at mcconnellcenter.org or on social media at:
    Facebook: @mcconnellcenter 
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    Twitter: @ULmCenter

    Intro: Natalie Smith, McConnell Center Civic Education Coordinator
    Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director
    Producer: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator

    • 29 min

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