Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Debate between Joe Kreeger, esq. & Professor Richard Epstein

Richard Epstein and Joe Kreeger debate the role of government.

Professor Epstein worries that redistributive ("transitional justice") policies will not be able to work as imagined but points out that government money is needed for pure research infrastructure.

Joe talks about how a good minimum government baseline is needed for the public to accept market principles on top of the baseline.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Interview with historian Zachary Lockman

Talking with the history professor from New York University about his book Contending Visions of the Middle East (2004), going over the different ways that people look and study the Middle East.

Addressing clash of civilizations questions, explaining roots of Islamism and predicting that Islamaphobia in the United States will decline in the decades to come.

Interview Date: January 18, 2009