Freedom from Our Chains

“Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains,” said Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Like most of you, for the last several weeks I’ve felt somewhat chained at home. My frequent roaming habits have drastically changed. I spent January driving to and from the white, sugar-sand beaches and crystal-clear springs of Florida; now my travels consistContinue reading “Freedom from Our Chains”

I Ruined My Teen Nephew (And I’m Proud Of It)

“You ruined me. I don’t even want to go to school tomorrow.” I leaned forward, alarmed my words to my thirteen-year-old nephew might have been too frightening. “You just told me the world is going to end. We’re screwed!” I glanced at my sister-in-law, whose wide eyes, tight lips, and tilted head told me IContinue reading “I Ruined My Teen Nephew (And I’m Proud Of It)”

Doug Carter on PJNET.tv on March 2, 2020

Doug Carter on pjnet.tv, March 2, 2020. In this episode we take a peek inside Plato’s Cave and discuss my latest blog post, Shadows of Reality. You’ll also find teasers about Pope Francis’ upcoming “New Humanism” summit and my upcoming book.

Shadows of Reality

In Book 7 of Plato’s Republic, the old sage tells us to imagine people chained from childhood inside an underground den, or cave. They’re forced to face the walls so they cannot turn their heads. Behind them, a fire is burning to provide a dim light. Between the prisoners and the fire, objects pass alongContinue reading “Shadows of Reality”