Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Libertarianism and the Left

Matt Zwolinski explores the common ground between libertarianism and the political left. Given the almost total surrender to the cultural right from some "libertarian" circles this is much needed. About one hour.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Matt Ridley & Steven Pinker

Two fascinating authors, Matt Ridley and Steven Pinker discuss Pinker's views on the decline of violence over history. I can't help put notice that the charts Pinker uses for his talk cover periods corresponding with the Age of Enlightenment and the rise of classical liberalism. Reason and liberty have long gone together. Three parts. About 90 minutes in total.