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Philosophy Talk is as accessible as it is thoughtful.” —_Los Angeles Times _
Philosophy Talk could teach British broadcasting a thing or two about quality intellectual debate… one of the great joys of American radio. It’s radio that knows how to talk.” —_The Guardian _(London)

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October 9, 2011 at noon:* *Military Service and Public Life with David Kennedy

Is the military draft a natural expression of democratic values, or a challenge to our most basic concepts of individual rights and liberties? Are the values that make for an effective military consistent with the values that make for a free and democratic republic? If the government must have the power to defend the nation, does it follow that it must have the power to control events around the entire world? John and Ken enlist themselves in a discussion of military service and public life with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Kennedy. 

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October 9, 2011 at 3:00pm:* *Is De*mocracy a Universal Value? **with Larry Diamond *

Americans value democracy, and expect others to value it. But is it a universal value? Does God, or rationality, or something very basic about human sensibility, dictate that states should be organized democratically? What if there were empirical evidence that some non-democratic form of government is more likely to produce human happiness, cultural achievement, and sound money? John and Ken consider the universality of democratic values with Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and author of _The Spirit of Democracy. _