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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 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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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

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

    14. Reflection and Choice | On the Presidency (Part II)

    14. Reflection and Choice | On the Presidency (Part II)

    In this episode of Season 4 of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg walks readers through the second half of his discussion of Federalist 67-77 and four Anti-Federalist writings in Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America, edited by Gary L. Gregg II and Aaron N. Coleman. 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    13. Reflection and Choice | On the Presidency (Part I)

    13. Reflection and Choice | On the Presidency (Part I)

    In this episode of Season 4 of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg walks readers through the first half of his discussion of Federalist 67-77 and four Anti-Federalist writings in Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America, edited by Gary L. Gregg II and Aaron N. Coleman. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    12. Reflection and Choice | On the Senate

    12. Reflection and Choice | On the Senate

    In this episode of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg walks readers through Federalist 62-66 and four Anti-Federalist writings in Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America, edited by Gary L. Gregg II and Aaron N. Coleman. 

    Dr. Gregg discusses the Federalist and Anti-Federalists arguments about the composition and functions of the Senate.

    Corresponding Reading  
    Section 11, pp.417-450 of Gary L. Gregg II and Aaron N. Coleman, Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America. 

    Important Links 
    Download the corresponding Reading Guide to Reflection and Choice here.  Learn more about Reflection and Choice at https://louisville.edu/mcconnellcenter/reflection  Purchase Reflection and Choice from ButlerBooks.com (Constitution Day Sale Price of $29.97) or Amazon.com ($49.95) Wholesale (bulk) discounts are available through orders@butlerbooks.com.  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 

    Contributors 
    Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director  Producer and Editor: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator   Co-Editor: Will Randolph, McConnell Scholar  

    • 1 hr 4 min
    11. Reflection and Choice | On the House of Representatives & On Elections: Times, Places & Manners 

    11. Reflection and Choice | On the House of Representatives & On Elections: Times, Places & Manners 

    McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg walks through Federalist 52-61 and seven writings from the Anti-Federalists in Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America, edited by Gary L. Gregg II and Aaron N. Coleman. 

    Dr. Gregg discusses arguments about the makeup and function of the House of Representatives as well as the disagreements over the power of Congress to intervene in state decisions regarding the time, place, and manner of elections.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    10. Reflection and Choice | On the Separation of Powers & Checks and Balances

    10. Reflection and Choice | On the Separation of Powers & Checks and Balances

    In this episode of Season 4 of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II guides readers through Federalist 47-51 and four Anti-Federalist writings in Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America, edited by Gary L. Gregg II and Aaron N. Coleman. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    9. Reflection and Choice | On Federalism & the Nature of the Union (Part II)

    9. Reflection and Choice | On Federalism & the Nature of the Union (Part II)

    Summary  In this bonus episode of Vital Remnants, Dr. Gary L. Gregg II is joined by Dr. Aaron N. Coleman, Chair of the History and Political Science Department at the University of the Cumberlands. Dr. Coleman walks listeners through the Anti-Federalists’ concerns about federalism and the structure of the proposed government in the U.S. Constitution. He also gives a more complete picture of the Anti-Federalists and their arguments in relation to the Articles of Confederation and the Bill of Rights than is generally taught.    
    Corresponding Reading   Section 7, pp.243-324 of Gary L. Gregg II and Aaron N. Coleman, Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The Anti-Federalists, and the Debate that Defined America. 
    Important Links  Download the corresponding Reading Guide to Reflection and Choice here. Purchase Reflection and Choice from com (Constitution Day Sale Price of $29.97) or Amazon.com ($49.95) Wholesale (bulk) discounts are available through orders@butlerbooks.com. 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 
    Contributors 
    Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director 
    Guest: Dr. Aaron N. Coleman, University of the Cumberlands
    Producer and Editor: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator  
    Co-Editor: Will Randolph, McConnell Scholar  
     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Grahamicus88 ,

The defining American debate

The Vital Remants podcast is an outstanding resource for anyone, regardless of your political persuasion, that wants a understand America's foundation debates. Doing so will enrich your life and make you a more informed citizen.

Dr. Gregg provides thought-provoking commentary and contemporary insights into these founding texts that bring these 200 year old text to life.

While not necessary to enjoy the podcast, reading along in Reflection and Choice dramatically improves the overall educational experience.

If you seek to capture the distilled knowledge of our founders and gain a better understanding of the issues we confront today, subscribe to Vital Remnants today.

2019 SBS ,

2019 SBS

A must for ALL Leaders. Honesty in word, Deed and Conscience.

kentuckybleu grass71 ,

Great blend of great books

I like how VR focuses on great (and sometimes conflicting) writings. The book version is stated up front so I can find which issue to purchase to follow along.

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