Yaron Brook Show: Crisis of Journalism & Free Speech, Withdrawal from Syria

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2y Dec 21, 2018

Yaron Discusses the state of journalism today and the threats to free speech, as well as the abrupt decision by Trump to withdraw troops from Syria.

Episode Breakdown:
00:03:40: the importance of journalism and a free press
00:14:35: problems in modern journalism
00:21:44: danger and threat of Trump Presidency; alleged media conspiracies
00:28:15: media bias and its causes; intellectuals and the Left
00:43:40: Europe’s hate speech laws & rise of fascist authoritarianism
00:45:55: Question: Was Mises miserable?
00:46:41: Question: Is Germany the playground for trying British ideas?
00:49:08: Question: what is Rationalism and is Reason/Rationality subjective?
00:53:07: Question: Why is there a bias towards Plato in formulation of western civ?
00:56:05: Question: Why is taxation theft?
00:58:33: Question: What is the difference between ‘Heil Hitler’ and ‘Rule Britannia’?
1:01:50: Question: How would ocean property rights work?
1:02:20: Question: Has ARI thought about doing documentaries on the Renaissance?
1:06:20: Trump orders military troops out of Syria; reasons
1:15:45: Question: How should Merkle have dealt with Erdogan's visit?

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About Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook, Radical for Capitalism, discusses news, culture and politics from the principled perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Yaron is the executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute and a world class speaker.


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