May 26, 2018
Welcome to the Myth of the 20th Century. The podcast airs on Fridays.
— Brought to you by —
Nick Mason, Adam Smith, Alex Nicholson, Hans Lander and Hank Oslo with special guest Andrew Fraser
What makes a people – shared history, a common geography, a divine purpose – these are elements that to varying degrees make up most nations’ identity. In the case of the WASPs, a cultural and geographic dispersion over time and space has made answering the question of their roots harder than for most. But to Professor Andrew Fraser, who has had a distinguished career teaching law at the University of Queensland and Macquarie University for over 30 years, it is the essential question. As a scholar of history and religion, authoring multiple works on the the topics of jurisprudence, Trinitarian Christianity, and the origins of the Anglo-Saxons and as a native of Canada with Australian citizenship and Scottish heritage, Professor Fraser has a unique perspective on what makes the Anglican culture worth preserving, and perhaps more importantly, what it may take to make that happen.
– The Idea of a Patriot King, Bolingbroke (1738)
– White Over Black, Jordan (1968)
– The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America, Baltzell (1987)
– Philadelphia Gentlemen: The Making of a National Upper Class, Baltzell (1989)
– Orthodox Christianity and the Old English Church, Phillips (1988) – http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/pdf/Orthodox_Christianity_and_the_Old_English_Church.pdf
– The WASP Question, Fraser (2011)
– The Expansion of England, Seeley (2016)
– Dissident Dispatches – An Alt-Right Guide to Christian Theology, Fraser (2017)
– Vanishing American II – https://vanishingamericanii.wordpress.com/