Thought some of you political wonks might like this. I've recommended Dave Rubin before and I strongly encourage you all to follow his show on YouTube. Lots of really good stuff on there from a wide range of guests.
Anyhoo, he had Brandon Turner on the other day, who is a Political Science/Philosophy professor at Clemson University.
Pretty interesting talk. They discuss topics from libertarianism to classical liberalism (covering people like Locke, Hume, John Stuart Mill, etc.) to Marxism and modern-day Socialism movements, etc.
It's a little under and hour and a half for the full interview:
But, if you don't want to watch the whole thing, there are also two shorter vids that just cover specific snippets of the conversation:
An hour and a half well spent. I really like Professor Turner. Not a fan of Rubin in this segment - he seemed very agenda-oriented and it was off-putting for me. But I loved how Turner responded to some of the prompts I found irritating--measured, and with perspectives that made me think. Thanks for sharing the link, Opty.
Great interview, Opty. Thanks! This is one Christine and I can group hug over. Turner's last couple of minutes regarding the "difficulty" of being a classical liberal, the personal responsibility that entails, and good faith debating should be carved in stone somewhere.
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