[EconTalk] Peter Berkowitz on Locke, Liberty, and Liberalism

Peter Berkowitz on Locke, Liberty, and Liberalism

09/12/2018 by EconTalk: Russ Roberts

Web player: http://podplayer.net/?id=60044891
Episode: http://files.libertyfund.org/econtalk/y2018/BerkowitzPliberalism.mp3

Peter Berkowitz of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the origins of liberalism and the importance of John Locke. Berkowitz defends the liberal project of individual rights and liberty and argues that critics of Locke mischaracterize his thought. The conversation closes with an evaluation of the Enlightenment.

Listen Date: 2019-02-12

Meh. Nothing very new or special in this episode. I realised only towards the end that this was a sort of response to the episodes with Patrick Deneen and Yoram Hazony who had made a defense for conservatism or nationalism. I found those episodes unpersuasive, but this episode even more wishy washy.

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