Adam Gopnik on The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Carnegie Council Audio | 22 May 2019 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adam Gopnik about the ideas in his book A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism. Argues that rather than emphasizing the role of the individual, the principles of community and compromise are at the core of the liberal project.

Capitalism and Moral Evolution

On Being with Krista Tippett | 2 June 2016 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discusses the evolution of culture and conscience with Jonathan Haidt and Melvin Konner. Jonathan Haidt is studying the relationship between capitalism and moral evolution. The liberal view of capitalism as essentially exploitative may remain alive and well, Haidt says, but the ironic truth of history is that capitalism actually generates liberal values as it takes root in societies.

How Gay Became Okay

Analysis | 28 June 2015 | 0h 28m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Why have British attitudes towards homosexuality changed so far and so fast? Less than 50 years ago, sex between men was a criminal act. Now they can marry. It’s not just the law that has changed: we have. Surveys suggest that public opinion about homosexuality has undergone a dramatic shift over the same period. Explores what drives this kind of change in collective attitudes.