Dead Wrong® with Johan Norberg – The Anti-Muslim Myth (VIDEO)

The Nativist Right likes to tell the history of the West through the prism of conflict between Christendom and Islam. One founding myth is the Battle of Vienna in 1683 when united Christian armies saved Europe from Muslim Ottoman Turks. Dead Wrong®.
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Episode 73 – Conversations with the Framers – Benjamin Franklin (Podcast)

Today’s episode is the second in our Conversations with the Framers Series, as Douglas Ginsburg, Federal Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, interviews historical reenactor Bill Robling, in character as Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. The discussion jumps from the Constitution to drawing comparisons between colonial life and today’s world.  Originally Recorded: 2020 

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Episode 72 – Conversations with the Framers – George Washington (Podcast)

Today’s episode is a new recording in our Conversations with the Framers Series, featuring Douglas Ginsburg, Federal Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, as he interviews historical reenactor Dean Malissa, in character as Founding Father, General George Washington. This conversation takes a unique look at the process of drafting the Constitution, though Washington’s eyes, as well as a stark realization as to how those original intentions of the Framers have played out through history into today.  Originally Recorded: 2020 

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Episode 62 – Friedrich Hayek and Dr. Axel Leijonhufvud (Podcast)

Today’s podcast features a conversation between former Professor of Economics at UCLA, Axel Leijonhufvud, and famous economist Friedrich von Hayek. During the discussion, the two converse about the people that influenced Hayek’s work and thoughts, eventually diving into social and economic trends as well as monetary theory. Hayek expands on his earlier days as a student, and a young man, identifying the people who shaped his thinking on the world. He also talks about what type of literature helped to push him in the field of economics, and if he had any conflicts with other intellectuals’ views at the time. …

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Episode 55 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Robert Conquest (Podcast)

This 2006 conversation is the ninth of eleven conversations with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and features former Stanford University Hoover Institution research fellow Robert Conquest. This conversation includes an intimate look at U.S. relations with the Soviet Union during the Reagan era. Throughout the discussion, the two share stories from the past and delve into more recent relations between Russia and the United States at that time. Originally Recorded: 2006

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Episode 54 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Chester Crocker (Podcast)

This podcast, the eighth of eleven conversations with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, features Shultz and former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Chester Crocker. Originally recorded in 2006, the conversation centers around the importance of individuals in influencing history. The two discuss what an individual can contribute within a framework of abstract forces such as technological development and economics. Shultz discusses his views on an individual’s impact relating it back to his years with Ronald Reagan. As they talk, the conversation moves into how these factors impact the global movement towards more open societies. Originally Recorded: …

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Episode 53 – George P. Shultz Conversations: Richard Pipes (Podcast)

This conversation with George P. Shultz is the seventh of eleven conversations with the former Secretary of State. Originally recorded in 2006, Shultz speaks with a former National Security Council member and colleague in the Reagan administration, Richard Pipes. During the conversation, the two talk about their time in the administration and specifically discuss how they feel their time impacted world history. Shultz shares insight into Reagan’s conversations with Mikhail Gorbachev while discussing several issues such as divisiveness in the U.S. at the time and Shultz’s activities as an emeritus professor. Originally Recorded: 2006

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Sweden: Lessons for America? – Screening hosted by Cato Institute – TOMORROW

Sweden: Lessons for America? – Screening hosted by Cato Institute followed by Q/A with Johan Norberg Featuring Johan Norberg, Film host and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; with introductory remarks by Rob Chatfield, President and Chief Executive Officer, Free to Choose Media; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute. Sweden is a remarkably successful country. A poor peasant nation in the 1850s, it became one of the world’s richest countries a century later. It ranks among the world’s freest developed nations. Should the United States be more like Sweden? Sweden: Lessons for America? delves into aspects of …

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Sweden: Lessons for America? – Screening hosted by The University of Texas at Dallas

Sweden: Lessons for America? – Screening hosted by The University of Texas at Dallas   It’s been suggested that Americans would be better off if the United States was more like Sweden. Do the Swedes know something that we don’t? Sweden: Lessons for America? A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg delves into the economic and social landscape of the Swedish scholar’s homeland. Join him to see that the lessons to be learned from Sweden may not be the ones you expect.   The one-hour documentary follows Norberg on a journey through the history of Sweden’s economic rise, from one of …

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