Episode 6,

Politics of Fear

David Livingstone Smith, Ph. D., Kwame Anthony Appiah & Major General Mike Davidson

The Politics of Fear Edition of Truth, Politics and Power analyzes the meaning and purpose of hateful language and the failure of imagination., that’s left so many Americans without meaningful employment and the failures of leadership.

 

In a Politics of Fear Edition of Truth, Politics and Power, David Livingstone Smith,  professor of philosophy at the University of New England,  teachescourses on philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, free will and determinism, philosophy of human nature, philosophy of race, and other topics. Smith is the author of “Less Than Human,” which analyzes the meaning and purpose of hateful language, like Donald Trump’s descriptions of Mexican and Muslims. Neal Conan also speaks with Philosopher Kenneth Kwame Appiah about the failure of imagination, that’s left so many Americans without meaningful employment. Plus, in Recommended Reading, retired Major General Mike Davidson on “Dereliction of Duty”, by HR McMaster; the analysis of the failures of leadership that lead to the Vietnam war by the man who’s now President Trump’s NationalSecurity Advisor.

 

 

Guests

David Livingstone Smith earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of London (Kings College) where he worked on the philosophy of psychology.  His dissertation was published as Freud's Philosophy of the Unconscious. He is currently a professor of philosophy at the University of New England, where he teaches courses on philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, free will and determinism, philosophy of human nature, philosophy of race, and other topics.

https://www.amazon.com/Less-Than-Human-Enslave-Exterminate/dp/1250003830

Kwame Akroma-Ampim Kusi Anthony Appiah is a British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history.

https://www.amazon.com/Honor-Code-Moral-Revolutions-Happen/dp/039334052X

https://www.amazon.com/Cosmopolitanisms-Paulo-Horta/dp/1479863238/

Major General Mike Davidson (retired) Recommends a book entitled “Dereliction of Duty”, by HR McMaster; the analysis of the failures of leadership that lead to the Vietnam war by the man who’s now President Trump’s NationalSecurity Advisor.

https://www.amazon.com/H-R-McMaster-Dereliction-McNamara/dp/B00HTJOF4W/