Sunday, February 17, 2008

Philosophers advising government and other podcasts

Philosophers advising government
This week two examples of philosophers providing ideas and advice to governments. One has been successful, the other less so. The Australian philosopher Philip Pettit has the ear of the current Spanish president, but what has he achieved? We also look at the role Machiavelli tried to play advising rulers in fifteenth century Florence.

Trouble in Paradise - Kenya Today

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror

Taming War: Culture and Technology for Peace

Where is the Middle Class?

Princeton Professor of Economics Paul Krugman talks about how the New Deal society has been dismantled in America, and the reasons for it. He brings it back to a revival of Southern issues about race being used by the 'Movement Conservatives' to undo various social policies during the present administration.

US military outposts

The United States has military bases around the world. Yet the social impact of these bases on local cultures is rarely discussed.

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