Episode 15,

Politics of Fear (repeat program)

David Livingstone Smith, Kwame Anthony Appiah & Major General Mike Davidson (retired)

The meaning and purpose of hateful language, and the failure of imagination, that’s left so many Americans without meaningful employment. Plus recommended reading segment.

 

In a Politics of Fear Edition of Truth Politics and Power, David Livingstone Smith, author of “Less Than Human,” analyzes the meaning and purpose of hateful language, like Donald Trump’s descriptions of Mexican and Muslims. Neal Conan also speaks with Philosopher Kwame Anthony 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://smile.amazon.com/Less-Than-Human-Enslave-Exterminate/dp/1250003830/

https://smile.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Animal-Nature-Origins-ebook/dp/B00FO94G1Q/

https://smile.amazon.com/Why-Lie-Evolutionary-Deception-Unconscious-ebook/dp/B008BJ05WK/

Kwame 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://smile.amazon.com/Cosmopolitanism-Ethics-World-Strangers-Issues-ebook/dp/B003DX0HZO/

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

 

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://smile.amazon.com/Dereliction-Duty-Johnson-McNamara-Chiefs-ebook/dp/B004HW7834/