I’m still sorting out my audio difficulties, which exist mainly due to my inexperience and inability. Please be forgiving as you adjust your volume and headphones. I’ve had great tips from readers on pop filters and microphones. These will be implemented.
I’ve also had requests to make the podcast a video series, or to do a class on my book. Problem is, I don’t own a camera. If readers want to substitute money from my bail fund to a camera fund, or just support the podcast, click below.
For the next five weeks, we’re going to step through this book:
The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Ryszard Legutko.
The book is a must-read new work (newly translated, anyway) from one of our leading political philosophers. How could ex-communists from socialist countries immediately after the collapse of communism have adapted so easily to the liberal-democratic political systems which were imposed on them? Answer: there’s not much difference between the way socialism/communism and liberal-democracy works. The history of this thesis is explored this week. Next week: Utopia.
Audio only. Sorry.