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Theory vs. practice: How is liberalism criticized? | Chandran Kukathas | Big Think Theory vs. practice: How is liberalism criticized? | Chandran Kukathas | Big Think

When one approaches people from within liberal societies I think what one has to ask is how much the objection is to the theory and how much the objection is really to the practice. Because many critics of liberalism themselves I think depend on certain liberal understandings simply for the freedom to practice their own…

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How Left/Right Partisanship Starts a Civil War in Spain | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1936 Part 2 of 4 How Left/Right Partisanship Starts a Civil War in Spain | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1936 Part 2 of 4

I suppose you could call the Spanish Civil War World War Two’s practice run. The mass killings, industrial warfare, and blurring of lines between civilians and combatants that we will see in the years 1939 to 1945 will already happen from 1936-1939 on the Iberian Peninsula. But how has Spain, a country which has mostly…

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Unrest in Iran; Taiwan election implications for US-China in 2020 | World in :60 | GZERO Media Unrest in Iran; Taiwan election implications for US-China in 2020 | World in :60 | GZERO Media

Hey, everybody. Ian Bremmer here from Addis Ababa, of all places, what a beautiful day to be here. And I have your World In 60 Seconds. Questions here, ready to go. Well, big repercussions internationally because the Europeans, the Canadians, plenty met. They lied about it before they finally said, OK. Tried to cover it…

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My Box of Pencils. Using pencils to make a point. My Box of Pencils. Using pencils to make a point.

this is a candy ti I keep since I was a kid on its sides are drawings of folk costumes from different parts of Spain. Basque Andalusian Catalans. I never really paid much attention to them before. Although they’re not all there it gives an idea of Spain’s cultural diversity. Cultures and languages that have…

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IDEAS vs. IDEOLOGY –  Mohamed ElBaradei & Raj. Gandhi 2012 IDEAS vs. IDEOLOGY – Mohamed ElBaradei & Raj. Gandhi 2012

From what I can recall in the last five or six, seven decades, three ideologies have been actively promoted and governments have been formed on the basis of these ideologies; Nazi ideology Germany, Communist ideology, the Soviet Union and China, some kind of Islamic ideology, Iran. Ideology has come into disrepute. A rigid ideology is…

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This organisation is removing dams and restoring rivers | Pioneers For Our Planet This organisation is removing dams and restoring rivers | Pioneers For Our Planet

I don’t think we grow up understanding and even knowing what a healthy river is supposed to look like We’ve channelled and diverted and dammed our rivers so many times in so many ways the definition of a river is that it flows. When you think about all the things that healthy rivers give us,…

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Richard Wolff Critiques Libertarian View that Capitalism’s Problem is the Government Richard Wolff Critiques Libertarian View that Capitalism’s Problem is the Government

The notion that the government’s intrusion into the economy is some sort of external influence (some sort of outside intrusion on what would be better left without such intrusions), I would argue based on a lifetime of work in the field we call economic history, that this is a complete illusion. Strong government has been…

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Richard Wolff on the Common Ground between Libertarianism and Socialism Richard Wolff on the Common Ground between Libertarianism and Socialism

I would argue to my libertarian friends, your definition of socialism is strange, and not quite on target. Are there some socialists who are in love with the state, and the power of the state? You bet. You get that. But they have always been socialists who are dead against that, and you seem either…

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Economic Update: Libertarianism Capitalism and Socialism [Trailer] Economic Update: Libertarianism Capitalism and Socialism [Trailer]

So the problems of what we have, for libertarians, are not the result of capitalism, they are the result of the government’s intrusion into capitalism. So since they’re critical of capitalism to the degree that the government is powerful, they’re even more critical of socialists because, for the libertarian, the socialist is even worse. You…

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Communism & Socialism – What are the main differences? Communism & Socialism – What are the main differences?

Hello everyone! I am Simone and welcome to my channel! In this video I will try to explain in a simple and practical way the main differences between communism and socialism On this subject, there are about two centuries full of academic studies, research papers, manifestos, books, schools of thought, ideologies. For this reason I…

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