The Mind, Life and Insights of Confucius

While all living beings are mortal, only human kind has access to the self-awareness of its own mortality. With this knowledge of our own finiteness, we may become cynical and fearful pessimists wallowing in despair and nihilism or we may choose to embrace a higher set of goals and principles for the identity we shape…

C.S. Lewis vs H.G. Wells: A Journey out of the Deep Black Void

C.S. Lewis is famously known for his work ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ as well as his impassioned defense of Christianity in an age of accelerating materialism, but he is less known for his work in science fiction. Although not often appreciated as these works deserve, Lewis’ sci-fi trilogy (Out of the Silent…

The Wallace/FDR Vision for the Post War Era

Amidst the renewed Cold War logic of confrontation between east and west, it is easy to forget that patriotic forces with Russia, China and the USA were once united in a close bond of friendship which changed the course of history. In this lecture delivered by Canadian Patriot Review founder Matthew Ehret during the 2nd…

The Cold War as an Aberration of History [A Symposium in 5 Acts]

Between November 28 and December 26, the Rising Tide Foundation is hosting a symposium of 5 lectures featuring different stories from the Cold War. Each story zeroes in on the artificial causes of this dark period in world history that never should have happened and how great men and women who understood how to break…

Brunelleschi, Cusa and Kepler: The Makings of the Italian Renaissance

In this symposium, we look into how Brunelleschi, Cusa and Kepler played primary roles in shaping the Italian Renaissance. In the first class, given by Cynthia Chung, we investigate why the dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore is so special. How did a dome spark a Renaissance? Why did the Florentines work on such…

Study of the Heavens: a History of Chinese Astronomy

Transcript of a lecture given by Cynthia Chung at ‘The Universe, Creativity and You‘ Symposium. We live in a strange time. Many have forgotten the power of imagination and are instead bogged down with the reality of ‘practicality’. The reality of ‘the budget’, and the reality of ‘what is deemed useful and what is deemed…

Alexander Hamilton and the Anti-Slavery Roots of the American Revolution

It was once better understood that the precondition for any nation’s durable survival resides in each passing generation’s capacity to recreate within their hearts and minds, the passion and ideas which birthed the institutions upon which said nation was brought into being. To the degree that the sacrifices, passion and ideals for a better world…

Khazaria and the Forgotten Christian-Jewish-Muslim-Confucian Alliance

As part of the RTF Lecture Series “The Renaissance Principle Across the Ages“, Matthew Ehret discusses the Christian-Jewish-Muslim-Confucian Alliance of Khazaria. Today’s age of geopolitics has made it difficult for many people to appreciate the cooperative traditions in history that gave rise to the great discoveries and progress of humanity’s collective experience. From the ancient…