6 episodes

This show is dedicated to examining the ideas, events, and people that have molded modern American politics. We'll look at history and philosophy going back to the Ancient Romans and Greeks all the way up until present day and talk about how and why it matters today. If you have ever wondered what events and ideas shape the world you live in today, we'll cover it on this podcast. Let's climb the ladder of truth together.

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This show is dedicated to examining the ideas, events, and people that have molded modern American politics. We'll look at history and philosophy going back to the Ancient Romans and Greeks all the way up until present day and talk about how and why it matters today. If you have ever wondered what events and ideas shape the world you live in today, we'll cover it on this podcast. Let's climb the ladder of truth together.

    What is the Root of Inequality Amongst People?: Rousseau on America’s Founding Lie of (In)equality

    What is the Root of Inequality Amongst People?: Rousseau on America’s Founding Lie of (In)equality

    Today we talk about what causes inequality amongst people? Is inequality natural or is it unnatural? Is it pre-societal or created by society? We'll talk about America's wealth gap and look at what Jean-Jacque Rousseau has to say about property and inequality and compare it to philosophy of John Locke that America is founded on.

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    • 27 min
    The Electoral College and Its Threat to American Democracy Explained

    The Electoral College and Its Threat to American Democracy Explained

    Today we’re going to talk about the Electoral College.We’re going to get at it by discussing its origin, its intended purpose, dispel modern myths, and discuss the existential threat it poses to the American Republic.

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    • 23 min
    Founding of the Roman Republic: The Importance of Norms, Class Struggle, and Influence on America

    Founding of the Roman Republic: The Importance of Norms, Class Struggle, and Influence on America

    We dive into the basics and founding of the Roman Republic and what it teaches us about Republics as a whole, including America. We start at the beginning of Rome and examine why and how the Republic was founded, the basics of their government, and the troubles of the early years. We talk about the significance of the establishment of the mos maiorum and the way class struggles defined the early Republic. We also examine how similar the early American Republic was to Rome and extrapolate the larger lessons of Republican governments and apply them to today. 

    • 16 min
    Emergency Powers: Hobbes vs. Locke and COVID-19

    Emergency Powers: Hobbes vs. Locke and COVID-19

    What constitutes an emergency? When can the government act outside of the law? Who decides when this is the case? In this episode, we cover emergency powers and how they stem from social contract theory. We compare the social contracts of Hobbes and Locke. And we apply their theories to emergencies today like COVID-19.

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    • 23 min
    Our Founding Principles: Natural Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and John Locke

    Our Founding Principles: Natural Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and John Locke

    According to the founding of America, what are your natural rights? Today, we look at the Declaration of Independence and how it was influenced by the philosophy of John Locke. We also break down the argument Jefferson makes in the Declaration. Finally, we discuss how the idea of natural rights that America was founded on applies to today's political climate. 


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    • 14 min
    Introduction

    Introduction

    Welcome to Politics Then and Now


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Dido4ever ,

Creative and Relevant

Noah does a great job of taking difficult philosophical concepts and making them palatable to a wide audience. I love his approach of taking history and applying it to our world today; this is exactly why I enjoy learning about history, because there is so much to know and it matters to our understanding of the world. Can’t wait to see how this podcast grows.

Slgmomoffive ,

Liked very much!

Very informative, easy to understand and thought provoking! I am very interested in history and how it relates to now but not very educated this was a great thing for me to listen to and I look forward to future episodes! It leaves me feeling a little bit smarter each time 😁

ats-e ,

Finally I understand Locke!!

I took philosophy in college but rarely had what I was learning applied to contemporary times. I really appreciated the way Noah McMillan did this for me. This would be a great teaching tool for anyone involved in teaching American history or political science!