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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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Jul 6, 2020

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In the third episode of Season 3 of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II discusses "The Crito" the third of Plato's dialogues in The Last Days of Socrates collection. In "The Crito," we find Socrates in prison, awaiting his execution. Faced with an opportunity to escape, he considers...


Jun 1, 2020

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In this second episode of Season 3 of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II discusses "The Apology," the second of Plato's dialogues in The Last Days of Socrates collection. "The Apology" details the trial of Socrates, one of the most important moments in the history of democracy,...


May 4, 2020

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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.

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“Euthyphro,” pages 6-26...


Apr 14, 2020

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McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II offers his thoughts on how to make the most of our time during this crisis. 

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Mar 2, 2020

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...