Governed by God

Governed by God

S3E11 – Prophets of Totalitarianism

January 25, 2023

On this week’s episode, I continue our series on the topic of tyranny and totalitarianism by looking at several writers and philosophers who predicted the future of totalitarianism. Two hundred years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville described what despotism would look like in a democratic nation. About one hundred years ago, C. S. Lewis predicted the rise of tyrants who would act for the “good” of the people. Lastly, about fifty years ago, R. J. Rushdoony warned of the nanny state and the idolatry the lies at its foundation. As we consider the words of these prophets of totalitarianism, let us think about what this means for us today. Where are we now? Have things gone too far? Are we too late?

00:30 – Passage of the Day: Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 (Oppression in the Land)

05:23 – Prophets of Totalitarianism

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