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Free Thoughts, Ep. 181: Stuck in Political Nostalgia (with Yuval Levin)

Free Thoughts, Ep. 181: Stuck in Political Nostalgia (with Yuval Levin)

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts, I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Powell: I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Joining us today is Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs. He is the author of four books, his latest is Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism, welcome to Free Thoughts, Yuval. Yuval Levin: Thanks very much for having me. Trevor Burrus: You say that America is stuck in nostalgia of baby boomers. That’s one of our problems or maybe…

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Freedom on Trial

Freedom on Trial

Newscaster: It’s been one year since the new national minimum wage law went into effect, and lawmakers are claiming that it’s been a success. The law forces businesses across the country to increase worker pay, but critics claim the new rules and … Police Officer #1: You the owner? Mr. Philip Carvel? Philip: Yes. Police Officer #1: We have a warrant for your arrest. Philip: There must be some mistake. For what? Police Officer #2: For violation of the Fair…

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Liberty Chronicles, Ep. 3: The Liberal and Marxist Theories of History

Liberty Chronicles, Ep. 3: The Liberal and Marxist Theories of History

Anthony Comegna: When we think about what exactly causes change over time, we can obviously have a couple different answers. Some people like to say that things are basically random. Other people say, “Well, no. There really are no random events when it comes to the social sciences.” The more, let’s say, Austrian approach to a discipline like history would be to say that all actions are, in some sense at least, purposeful. [00:00:30] This is Liberty Chronicles, a project…

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“I was kind of a ‘Joan Baez Marxist.'” – Deirdre McCloskey

“I was kind of a ‘Joan Baez Marxist.'” – Deirdre McCloskey

MCCLOSKEY: “A tiny bit simple-minded, I have to say.” POWELL: “How did you change your mind?” MCCLOSKEY: “Well, very slowly. I was at Harvard College. Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn and I, in say 1960—we’re about the same age—we all had the same opinion: capitalism is the problem, let’s have a revolution. The problem is that those two guys haven’t changed their opinion. I’ve changed my opinion on lots of things, including my gender.”

The Problem of Freedom and Civil Society

The Problem of Freedom and Civil Society

Although San Agustin (354-430) is the first author to deal more or less generally with the issue of civil society, it is not until the 19th century (within a panorama characterized by an accelerated scientific and technical development) that its model concept originated, which was conceived by the Prussian philosopher Hagel (1772-1831), who, in addition to developing a fundamentally methodical philosophy, did not want to expose an ideal State, but rehabilitate the real State. Hegel was the first great modern…

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Liberty Chronicles, Ep. 24; Court & County in the First British Empire

Liberty Chronicles, Ep. 24; Court & County in the First British Empire

Anthony Comegna: We’re inclined to look at 18th century America and see the grand legacy of freedoms won. The colonists, after all, governed themselves and they had little need for imperial management from Great Britain. Colonists all over disparaged the idea of monarchy and Tom Paine smashed it to pieces. The world’s most powerful state lost its most vigorous appendages after the revolution of ’76 and the settlers there expanded all sorts of civil rights to new cohorts over time….

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العرب بين حكم الطوائف وديمقراطية الغرب | الحلقة 9

العرب بين حكم الطوائف وديمقراطية الغرب | الحلقة 9

In the last episode, we talked about the topic of the non-modern state And how there’s a big similarities between the non-modern state And our current countries In this episode, we will see how to transform to a modern state.. Simply, how to become like Sweden, Canada, Australia? Then we will discuss The matter of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Sinai Look at your country, these are half-states The non-modern state existed in the whole world with differences And transforming to…

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