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Announcement: Video Discussion between Henok Elias and Charles Haywood

I am pleased to announce a video podcast between Henok Elias, a fascinating man, and myself. We touch on many interesting matters, from ancient (and modern) Ethiopia to the heresy of universalism. (Just ignore my overly orange lighting!) You can find the podcast, and how to subscribe to his many other interesting offerings on his channel, here, and embedded below:


  1. Hi Charles (Hi Henok),

    It is always good to see Ethiopian history getting more attention and it was interesting to hear more about Glen Bowersock’s The Throne of Adulis, and to hear Henok Elias’ thoughts as well (as to the Crete/Minoan connection?! Now, that’s something I hadn’t heard before).

    I mentioned here on the Worthy House a while back a book on Ethiopian historical writings I edited (Ethiopia through Writers’ Eyes, with Eland Books), which anthologizes texts on Ethiopia produced over the last two and a half millenia, but as you added here in the conversation between yourself and Henok that you’ve long been curious about this area of world civilisation, I wanted to draw your attention to my Abyssinian Syllabary podcast.

    Its historical (but fictionalised), and follows the canevas of the 33 three main symbols of the Abyssinian Syllabary, or Abugida…

    (I’m not sure if you allow links to be posted? If not, I can resubmit the comment)

    Here’s the latest episode:–Emmanuel-also-known-as-Bariaw-e113o37

    (The Abyssinian Syllabary ፣ Emmanuel also known as ‘Bariaw’ ፦ ጠ)

    An ealier episode, about the demise of paganism in Axum:–Elsepath-en218g/a-a3vc8mk

    (The Abyssinian Syllabary ፣ Elsepath ፦ ሐ)

    And the first episode, in which the scholar Manuel de Guèz sets the scene by playfully probing the question ‘What is an Ethiopian?’:

    (A prologue by Manuel de Guèz)

    Once again, this was an excellent discussion.

    Yves-Marie Stranger

    • Charles Haywood says

      Yes, links are no problem here, and I have subscribed to the podcast . . .

  2. CM says

    Hi Charles, thank you for the excellent podcast. I look forward to more. You touched briefly on your potential involvement rooting out CRT from schools, but I was wondering if you could expound on education more broadly – what do you think a strong education would look like? Ignoring the educational debates raging today, what would an ideal education have looked like while you were growing up or what would your children’s look like today? I looked through a few of your reviews and couldn’t find much beyond what each book discusses. Thank you

    • Charles Haywood says

      Good question, and as you say, not one I’ve addressed in print. In short, education is something in which no new thing must be invented. Children should go to classical Christian academies (as mine now do), or be homeschooled. High school should have a heavy vocational focus for boys and a home economics focus for girls. (What is “vocational” is more technology-oriented today, of course.). Some few at the secondary level, those few who test at an adequate level, should be prepared for more advanced education, either in technical subjects or in more liberal education (in the old sense). Most people should not go to college. No higher education will teach any socially destructive ideas, whether that be the tripe of John Rawls or gender studies. The federal government will have zero role in education. So, more or less, the educational world of 1920.

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