The JDO Show

NO COUNTRY - The Continuum of Progress (Part 3)

April 14, 2021

On this episode, Kris and I round up our discussion on the five elements of human progress. This time, we focus mainly on social progress, with a focus on Prohibition, the tradeoffs of social reform, and the need to maintain our humanity.

Plus, we answer listener mail, responding to an extremely insightful comment from Philippa of Greenspace.

Show notes:

Robert Irwin

Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees by Lawrence Weschler

“LOST IN TIME AND OUT OF SEASON: GROWING UP IN 1960’S BERKELEY” by Kris Saknussemm

The Public Universal Friend

“Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beyond Culture by Edward T. Hall

Slavoj Žižek - Tell me a dirty joke about yourself and we will be friends

Chester A. Arthur

The Pendleton Act of 1883

The Riddle of the Sphinx

 

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