This documentary about Obamacare has some serious flaws. It traces the evil of the utilitarian view of the person embodied in Obamacare to Plato, (of all philosophers!), because Plato (like virtually all Ancient Greeks) saw persons as subordinate to the State. It fails utterly to do justice to Plato's general ethical philosophy, which was ordered toward the Good, the True and Beautiful. It draws a direct line from Plato to Nietzsche, without noting the arrival of Christianity on the scene of human history. And so on. But, swallowing hard and setting aside those aggravations, I endorse this good and important film. It's important because it exposes not just the misrepresentations and inefficiencies in Obamacare, but the de-personalizing and inhumane philosophy undergirding it.
|When:||Saturday May 30, 8-10pm|
|Where:||519 N High St, West Chester, PA|
Brenda Gaydosh, a history professor who specializes in the Catholic resistance to the Nazi regime, and author of the forthcoming biography Bernard Lichtenberg: Priest, Critic and Martyr of the Nazi Regime, will introduce and discuss with us Dietrich von Hildebrand's courageous witness for Faith and Truth, as described in his war-time memoir My Battle Against Hitler. (Also available on Kindle and Audible.)