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December 16, 2021 01:01:44
Defunding Leftist Colleges: Current Events with Kelley and Salsman -- December 2021

Defunding Leftist Colleges: Current Events with Kelley and Salsman -- December 2021

The Atlas Society Current Events Panel: Join The Atlas Society Founder David Kelley and Economist Richard Salsman as they discuss new movements to defund leftist practices in universities, and also talk about criminal law and lawlessness surrounding the Rittenhouse and Arbury trials on the 83rd Episode of The Atlas Society Asks. ...

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December 09, 2021 00:56:25
The Atlas Society Asks Erik Prince

The Atlas Society Asks Erik Prince

The Atlas Society CEO Jennifer Grossman talks to former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince about his book "Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror" to learn the true history of Blackwater and the exasperating and tragic story of "men taking bullets to protect the men who take all the credit." Listen to this wide-ranging interview as Prince discusses the history of private military contractors, including their role in America’s War for Independence, the inability of bloated defense bureaucracies in nimbly addressing evolving security threats, what went wrong in Afghanistan (both with the withdrawal and the failed exercise in nation-building). All this and more on the 82nd episode of The Atlas Society Asks. ...

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December 02, 2021 01:00:36
20+ Months of COVID-19: The Atlas Society Asks Jeffrey Tucker

20+ Months of COVID-19: The Atlas Society Asks Jeffrey Tucker

The Atlas Society CEO Jennifer Grossman interviews returning guest Jeffrey Tucker to discuss how the world has fared against COVID-19 in the 20+ months since their previous interview. Listen as they discuss the mission of The Brownstone Institute, the importance of freedom of speech and scientific inquiry (especially during times of political suppression), and the authoritarian practices that governments worldwide continue to uphold in the name of "safety" and "health." All this and more in the 81st episode of The Atlas Society Asks. ...

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November 29, 2021 01:02:31
The Atlas Society Asks Zurab Japaridze

The Atlas Society Asks Zurab Japaridze

The Atlas Society CEO Jennifer Grossman interviews Georgian Libertarian politician Zurab Japaridze about the country's history under Soviet rule and the steps it has taken afterward to become more economically free in the 80th episode of The Atlas Society Asks. Zurab Japaridze is a current Georgian Parliament member and the leader of the Libertarian party Girchi - More Freedom. Along with being a Lecturer of Economics at the University of Georgia, Japaridze has been a longtime advocate for free markets and the protection of individual liberties, notably standing against the Georgian mandatory military service law. ...

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November 18, 2021 00:59:58
Is Kant the Original "Woke" Philosopher? - Current Events with Hicks and Tracinski

Is Kant the Original "Woke" Philosopher? - Current Events with Hicks and Tracinski

Join Senior Scholar Dr. Stephen Hicks and Senior Fellow Robert Tracinski for a discussion on the surprising - but encouraging - Virginia election results, CRT and whether Immanuel Kant was the original "woke" philosopher. All this and more on the 79th episode of The Atlas Society Asks. ...

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November 11, 2021 00:57:29
The Atlas Society Asks Alan Dershowitz

The Atlas Society Asks Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz is a well-known American defense attorney, author, and commentator who has spent most of his career dedicated to the defense of civil liberties, in particular those regarding freedom of speech. Mr. Dershowitz has published over 1000 articles in journals, newspapers, and magazines, also authoring over 40 books, including The Case for Liberalism in an Age of Extremism: or, Why I left the Left But Can’t Join the Right, Cancel Culture: The Latest Attack on Free Speech and Due Process, and his latest book The Case Against the New Censorship: Protecting Free Speech from Big Tech, Progressives, and Universities.  ...

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