PJM Political 6/13/09: Will Soft Despotism Mean Lights Out For The West?
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If you missed this week's show, click below to listen:
Join host Steve Green of VodkaPundit.com for a snapshot of Washington -- and beyond; this week, featuring a series of author interviews:
- Dr. Helen Smith interviews Toby Young, formerly of Vanity Fair and England's The Evening Standard, and currently one of the judges on Bravo TV's Top Chef program. He's also the author of How To Lose Friends And Alienate People. Dr. Helen asks, "When did men become such weenies?"
- Ed Driscoll speaks with Prof. Robert P. Murphy of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, the author of the new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide To the Great Depression.
- Prof. Paul A. Rahe of Hillsdale College discusses his new book, Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect. (Sadly, this interview was heavily edited for time. Check the PJM Political homepage for a much more in-depth version.)
- Columnist to the World Mark Steyn explains how soft despotism is very much the law of the land in Canada as far as free speech or the lack thereof, as outlined in his new book, Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech And The Twilight Of The West, the follow-up to his best-selling America Alone.
- Produced by Ed Driscoll.