What is Liberalism? (w/ Chandran Kukathas)

We talk a lot about liberalism on this show, but to date haven’t done an episode on just what liberalism is. So it is my pleasure to have Chandran Kukathas join me today to fix that. He is Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University, and the author of many books, including the classic The Liberal Archipelago, and his most recent, Immigration and Freedom.

We set out the basic principles of liberalism, explore the nuances and complicated application, and dig into critiques that have been raised by non-liberal thinkers.

Podcast art by Sergio R. M. Duarte. Music by Kevin MacLeod.

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