217: Is Anti-Intellectualism a Good Thing?

Chris Spangle, Gregory Lenz, Cat Anagnos discuss the rising tide of anti-intellectualism in America, and if it is a good thing for our public discourse. Topic 1: Peak Anti-Intellectualism “The great object of education is to acquaint the youthful man with himself, to inspire in him self-trust.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson   Definition of Anti-Intellectualism: opposing […]

216: CNN, Explaining North Korea, Succession and the Free State of Jones

Chris Spangle, Gregory Lenz, and Cat Anagnos discuss Trump’s CNN GIF, explain the background and complexity of the North Korean crisis, and review a libertarian movie titled The Free State of Jones.   Topics: North Korea, Trump-Putin First Meeting, and Showtime’s Free State of Jones Topic 1: North Korea North Korea’s latest provocation—a successful test […]

213: Social Media’s Role in Political Hate, Trump Investigation Expands

Chris Spangle, Greg Lenz, Hannah Cook, and Cat Anagnos discuss social media’s role in the Congressional shooting, and the Mueller investigation expands to President Trump. Show Notes Republican Shooting James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man from Illinois, walked onto a baseball diamond Wednesday in Northern Virginia and shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Four others, […]

Marshall Fritz Library: The Ransberger Pivot – How to get hostile questioners to have an open mind

The Ransberger Pivot: How to get hostile questioners to have an open mind by Marshall Fritz. Recorded in 1988. Copyright 1988, 1997, Advocates for Self-Government. Permission is granted to make gift copies of the work so long as this copyright message and attribution remain intact.