This week, I decided to make the theme of the show a phrase I’ve heard from many callers. People will say, “Until we have a real conversation about race, nothing is going to change.” Well, what do we mean when we say a “real” conversation about race? I open up the discussion with an article by Dr. […]Read More What does it mean to have a Real Conversation about Race?
On this Valentine’s Day episode of Speaking Broadly, we discussed why people remain so steadfast in their allegiance to a concept of nation or race which doesn’t serve the social good. Everyone values their groups and the hardships that they have endured together, meaning that we have to find a way to work through our […]Read More Unity, or at least cooperation, across national/racial lines
Last week’s show, introducing socialism and communism, didn’t record right. Many interesting call ins were missed, including someone warning about Karl Marx’s satanism. Sadly these words of wisdom are lost to history. On this episode, you mainly hear my thoughts about socialism and communism, with a couple calls mixed in. I talk about the need […]Read More Socialism 2
In this edition of Speaking Broadly, I compare America in 2019 to Germany in 1913 to emphasize the danger of war in times of internal tension. Then we start talking about international finance and antisemitism, and a caller calls in to say that he’s sick of people calling white people racist. Always exciting times on […]Read More Government Shutdown and Call-ins on Racism
Dr. Peter Lindsay is a professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Georgia State University, and a member of the GSU Prison Education Project. The three main goals of the PEP (from its website) are to: Increase the number of incarcerated students and facilities we serve. Engage on-campus students and provide them learning experiences by arranging […]Read More Dr. Peter Lindsay on Prison Education
This week I spoke with Eugenia Almand and James about the Earth Federation envisioned by the World Constitution and Parliament Association, WCPA. The group seeks to create a World Parliament which provides self-government on a global level. We discuss how the idea of a world government has been turned into a boogeyman, and how global […]Read More Eugenia Almand on prospects for an Earth Federation
This week on Speaking Broadly we discussed property: how do we decide who gets to control what? Dr. Peter Lindsay is a professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Georgia State University, and writes in support of changing the way we normally think of property. From an abstract of one of his published papers: “In our […]Read More Dr. Peter Lindsay on Property