The Global Political Order is Shifting ft. Gary Gerstle

Top Traders Unplugged | 29 May 2024 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Gary Gerstle about his book The Rise and Fall of The Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era. Delves into the shifting landscape of the global political order, from the decline of the New Deal Order to the ramifications of the Global Financial Crisis. Traces the trajectory of the Neoliberal Order and its impact on contemporary society. Considers the potential rise of authoritarianism worldwide, industrial policy and the implications of protectionism, and the prospect of increased antitrust activism in the US.

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Examining Elections | Featuring David van Reybrouck

How to Fix Democracy | 24 November 2021 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David van Reybrouck about his book Against Elections. Discusses the philosophical underpinnings of representative democracy, and the latest developments in deliberative democracy and citizens’ assemblies, challenges the centrality of elections to democracy, and considers the state of political communication and citizenship today.

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Tim Wu on the Corporate Dangers of a Return to Fascism

Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady | 2 May 2024 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tim Wu about his book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age. Discusses the history of antitrust actions in the 20th century, arguing that breaking up today’s largest high-tech titans would be good for business, as well as for democracy.

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Jonathan Rauch on Free Speech

Different Matters | 16 May 2024 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Rauch about his books Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought and The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth. Discusses the importance of social systems that pursue the truth.

See also the Quillette episode.

I am a member of the Free Speech Union, which brought Jonathan Rauch to New Zealand to discuss the importance of academic freedom.

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Living with the Constitution (with A.J. Jacobs)

EconTalk | 6 May 2024 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with A.J. Jacobs about his book The Year of Living Constitutionally: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Constitution’s Original Meaning. Discusses his year living in line with the US Constitution; the original conceptions of the most cherished amendments; the office of the President, and the Supreme Court; how one can be an originalist and still believe in gender equity; his family’s experience writing its own constitution; and explains why his research made him more optimistic about the future of American democracy.

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Daniel Cox – Why Are Young Men Becoming More Right Wing?

Modern Wisdom | 25 April 2024 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daniel Cox about his research on the growing political divide between young men and women. Discusses why there is such an ideological divide between men and women, whether #MeToo had anything to do with this change, what roles abortion and LGTB campaigns play in this, whether conservative men are struggling to find a partner, the implications of the gender political divide on dating and more.

See also the episode The Gender War Within Gen Z.

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Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler on Are You Prepared for the Storm of Love Making?

C-SPAN Bookshelf | 19 March 2024 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler about their book Are You Prepared for the Storm of Love Making?: Letters of Love and Lust from the White House. Discusses the love lives of US presidents, as seen through the letters they wrote, illuminating a side of their personality often obscured by their public persona.

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Fareed Zakaria on Our Revolutionary Moment

The Gray Area with Sean Illing | 15 April 2024 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Fareed Zakaria about his book Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present. Suggests that we are living through one of the most revolutionary periods in human history and argues that the convergence of AI and the global backlash against liberal democracy are upending political orders around the world. Discusses how this period relates to history’s most impactful revolutions, both political and technological.

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