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Aux: Audio-on-Audio podcast is produced by Will Pflaum.

Phlogiston: idiosyncratic and out of context Will Pflaum, of sunshineonthehudson.com

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Aux: Audio-on-Audio podcast is produced by Will Pflaum.

    Aux 5: Should Martin Delany have been cancelled?

    Aux 5: Should Martin Delany have been cancelled?

    Martin Delany was the would-be founding father of a West African colony who secretly supported John Brown’s treasonous raid on Harpers Ferry—only to ally himself with Southern Confederates after the Civil War. Why did endorse a Democrat for governor? Should he have been canceled from history?

    • 10 min
    Aux 4: Idiotic Controversies of the Past

    Aux 4: Idiotic Controversies of the Past

    Looking into the distant past, we see people fighting over arcane differences. Are our fights any less trivial?

    • 19 min
    Aux 3: Warrior Culture

    Aux 3: Warrior Culture

    In this episode we consider Warrior Culture.

    • 10 min
    Aux 2: Moderates Are Dangerous

    Aux 2: Moderates Are Dangerous

    Edmund Burke (18th century) and Karl Popper (20th century) were two political philosophers who failed to see the danger of the status quo and moderation. Audio on audio.

    • 27 min
    Aux 1: Generosity to the Opponent

    Aux 1: Generosity to the Opponent

    The principle of generosity in a debate or dialogue: don't ignore or mischaracterize your opponent's argument. In this podcast, we consider Churchill and the Bengal famine of 1943-44 versus Stalin and collectivization. Here are some of the sources we consider:
    Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age Arthur Herman 2008 - A History of British India
    By: The Great Courses, Hayden J. Bellenoit 2017 - Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India During World War II
    Book by Madhusree Mukerjee - Rise and Fall of the British Empire
    Patrick N. Allitt - Churchill, J. Rufus Fears - Churchill, Paul Johnson/Simon Prebble - David Stafford - Roosevelt & Churchill - Stalin New Biography of a Dictator by Oleg V. Khlevniuk- Churchill Walking with Destiny (Audiobook) - Shashi Tharoor - Inglorious Empire_What the British Did to India - 2018

    • 43 min
    Federal Reserve Main Street Lending

    Federal Reserve Main Street Lending

    A call about the Federal Reserve's Main Street lending program.

    • 10 min

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