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  • FDR3889 When Facts Don't Matter | Scott Adams and Stefan Molyneux

    · 00:58:07 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    "Scott Adams was one of the earliest public figures to predict Trump’s win, doing so a week after Nate Silver put Trump’s odds at 2 percent in his FiveThirtyEight.com blog. The mainstream media regarded Trump as a novelty and a sideshow. But Adams recognized in Trump a level of persuasion you only see once in a generation." "Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We’re hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech—a hand gesture here, a phrase there—and if the right buttons are pushed, we decide we agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact. The point isn’t whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Win Bigly goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting—the same ones Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago."Scott Adams is the creator of the widely popular Dilbert comic strip that is published daily in thousands of newspapers across the world, he is the author of many bestselling books including “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life” and "Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter." Adams is also a trained hypnotist and an expert in the field of persuasion. Order "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life" now at: http://www.fdrurl.com/Scott-Adams-Still-Win-BigOrder "Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter" now at: http://www.fdrurl.com/Scott-Adams-Win-BiglyBlog: http://blog.dilbert.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/scottadamssaysYour support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3888 The Texas Church Shooting: Aftermath

    · 00:22:23 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    On November 5th, 2017, Devin Patrick Kelley walked into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas, wearing tactical gear and carrying a military style assault rifle, opening fire and killing 26 Christians and injuring 24 others. After being shot by a gun carrying church neighbor, Kelley fled the church and was later found dead in his vehicle. Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3887 Video Game Addiction | Cam Adair and Stefan Molyneux

    · 00:48:07 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    "What is Video Game Addiction? Your brain loves gaming because gaming provides rapid dopamine release. Dopamine is a chemical in your brain that makes you feel happy. The more you game, the more your brain wants to game."Cam Adair is the founder of Game Quitters, the world’s largest support community for video game addiction, with members in over 70 countries.Gamequitters: http://www.gamequitters.comPersonal Website: http://www.camerondare.comTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/camerondareYour support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3886 What Pisses Me Off About The Texas Church Massacre

    · 00:34:03 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    On November 5th, 2017, Devin Patrick Kelley walked into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas, wearing tactical gear and carrying a military style assault rifle, opening fire and killing 26 Christians and injuring 24 others. After being shot by a gun carrying church neighbor, Kelley fled the church and was later found dead in his vehicle. Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3885 Avoiding Stress While Society Collapses - Call In Show - October 29th, 2017

    · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    Question 1: [2:07] - “We feel like we have all the resources necessary to physically provide for our child, but our concern is how to raise them with a philosophical mind-set without compromising their overall socialization and avoiding them becoming disenfranchised and thus demotivated by society, education and work. Naturally core principles of philosophy are beneficial to these things, however, we are concerned that the current social climate means that our teaching will come across as requiring them to ‘swim against’ the norms and values they are taught in school or by friends, thus providing them with confusing messages. For example, the social shift towards ‘relativism’ for most aspects of life, including gender, runs counter to our views that not everything can physically be ‘relative’. These two opposing approaches are likely to cause an internal conflict for the child, perhaps forcing them to feel they must choose between either our views or the view of their school / peers. What can we do as parents to ensure the best outcome for our child, so that they grow in a loving and intellectually stimulating environment that will develop them into a strong and confident individual?”Question 2: [24:27] - “I am an Australian, Christian, currently in university. My question is on the hot topics in our society is for last 13 years, marriage equality. It has been a long at times pointless roundabout debate which often devolves into name calling and accusations of bigotry. Now my alternative to this is removing marriage altogether as a government institution, that it becomes a tradition done within the community; this historically and religiously was its original intent. The alternative way of circumventing this issue is civil unions. This is legally similar to marriage without the load religious undertone; if the individuals want the marriage ceremony, they can then do this in what ever manner they want. Put plainly rather than a debate about marriage equality; the third alternative is the removal of government from marriage eliminating the issue altogether. When I discuss this as an option to people, it is either side step, ignored, or they don't seem to understand this as a conceptual way of approaching the issue. I am wondering is this a valid option I can campaign for in my community? If so what is the best way to construct it as a concrete argument, not as a much as moral one but a logical way of approaching the issue?”Question 3: [57:20] – "Being someone on the far right who consumes a lot of information on a daily basis, how do I prevent having a constant feeling of anxiety about the future of my people, when every day I am either bombarded by news of European people suffering from the effects of the migrant crisis (grooming rings, unsafe schools, working class families being pushed into poverty etc.) or have to reconcile myself with our inevitable demographic decline and the abandonment of our European homelands to invaders from the Third World? I already moved from Germany to Eastern Europe, to at least have some peace of mind by not having to live in the midst of all this degeneration and civilizational decay. Yet I can't opt out of seeing the Sword of Damocles above so many things I love and care for. This feeling often prevents me from enjoying my daily life, which actually isn't bad, and makes most of my conversations with friends inevitably turn political. Stefan and I might not have the exact same world view, but I would like to know how he, as a professional political commentator who does see some of the same dangers looming on the horizon, would recommend to deal with this kind of anxiety?"Question 4: [1:53:54] – “I am a Trump supporter who legally brought a foreign family member into the US on a DACA related program, and now realize that this family member is threat to me, and may be to this country. It is clear that he does not respect the US, and much less myself, but will do anything in his power to not return to Venezuela where he was born - given the obvious madness there. I have to choose between A) end all legal processes with him, and attempt to send him back to Venezuela, and face the retribution from my anti-Trump/pro-immigrant social circle and my family who don’t believe he is a problem for me or this country, or B) allow him to remain and burden my beloved USA with yet another anti-American, parasitic, pseudo-refugee who will make it harder for a more deserving immigrant. How do I choose between A or B? What is more important here: humanity or conscientiousness? Should I give this person one more chance, or should I take preventative means to preserve myself and this nation?”Question 5: [2:31:17] – “Is it worth it to go after a guy who is smart, with a good personality, but also has various issues? All things rational probably should say run away, but I find plenty of reasons to stay. I see a bright future, and lots of potential in this guy. He's faced some major setbacks in life, like medical issues, problems with alcohol, deaths in his family, and hasn't got a career going. However, when I talk to him I connect on a deep level. I really care about him, but I don't want to be wasting time on someone who can't provide me with the life I want. I see potential, but I'm not sure how much time we have. There's been some tension in my family with me dating him, but they've never met him, and he's come a long way in improving himself since I've known him for about a year. I've seen a bit of a rift form between myself and my family, but I also wonder if that's just part of me growing up and starting my own life. What can I do to help him, help myself, and stay right with my family?”Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3884 Donna Brazile DNC Corruption Bombshells Shake Politics! | True News

    · 00:54:44 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    Excerpts from "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House" by former DNC chairwoman and political operative Donna Brazile has turned politics upside down. Stefan Molyneux breaks down the revelations contained within the book, what they mean for the Democratic National Committee and and politics as a whole moving forward. Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3883 THE DEATH OF KINDNESS

    · 00:33:25 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    As the near endless series of parasites chastise the productive class and demand more free stuff, Stefan Molyneux is simply out of kindness. The tax livestock are growing progressively more frustrated as western civilization edges closer to financial upheaval.Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3882 The Ugly Truth About No Go Zones | Raheem Kassam and Stefan Molyneux

    · 00:57:14 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    "No Go Zones. That's what they're called. And while the politically correct try to deny their existence, the shocking reality of these "No Go Zones"—where Sharia law can prevail and local police stay away—can be attested to by its many victims.""Now Raheem Kassam, a courageous reporter and editor at Breitbart.com, takes us where few journalists have dared to tread—inside the No Go Zones, revealing areas that Western governments, including the United States, don't want to admit exist within their own borders.""With compelling reporting, Kassam takes you into Islamic areas you might not even know existed—communities, neighborhoods, and whole city districts from San Bernardino, California, (a No Go Zone of the mind) to Hamtramck, Michigan (essentially an Islamic colony in the Midwest); from Malmö, Sweden, to the heart of London, England—where infidels are unwelcome, Islamic law is king, and extremism grows."Raheem Kassam is the Editor in Chief of Breitbart London, a senior distinguished fellow at the Gatestone Institute and the author of “No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You.”Order "No Go Zones" Now: http://www.fdrurl.com/no-go-zonesTwitter: twitter.com/RaheemKassamYour support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3881 What Pisses Me Off About The New York City Terrorist Attack

    · 00:25:12 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    As a nation prepared to celebrate Halloween with fun costumes and delicious treats, 29-year-old Uzbekistan immigrant Sayfullo Saipov plowed a rented truck into countless pedestrians and rammed a school bus in New York City. Having entered the United States through the Diversity Visa Lottery, Saipov screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ during the terrorist attack and carried a note pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3880 Kevin Spacey's Personal House of Cards | Sexual Assault Allegations

    · 00:33:16 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    After being accused of making a sexual advance on Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp when he was 14-years old, Kevin Spacey claimed he had no memory of a decades-old incident and came out as gay which serves to deflect the accusations. Stefan Molyneux looks at Kevin Spacey's backstory and the lessons which can be learned from the formation of his own personal house of cards. Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3879 MGTOW SAVED MY EGGS - Call In Show - October 25th, 2017

    · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    Question 1: [2:29] - “My partner promotes honesty as virtue yet continues to tell me little white lies. When I confront him about the lies, he tells me that he will stop and it won't happen again however continues to do so. He says he doesn't know why he can't stop. He tells me that he lies because he feels inadequate (which has a lot to do with his upbringing) and doesn't want to lose me. I myself have a fear of intimacy and have trouble letting my guard down. It makes me highly uncomfortable sharing my feelings and letting him know how much I care for him. I feel like it gives him "power" over me. I think this will only exacerbate his feelings of inadequacy and we will be stuck in this cycle. I know this is something I need to work on. Even though these are little white lies, should I be concerned? What should I think of him when he promotes honesty as a virtue yet continues to lie? I have been honest throughout our relationship and expect him to do the same. Am I looking too far into this, or is this a detrimental clash of values?”Question 2: [56:04] - “Are 3 moral rules generally sufficient to define 'morality' and govern a free and just society? 1) don't steal (respect the fruit of labor - i.e. property), 2) don't lie (keep your word - i.e. contracts), 3) don't initiate aggression against others (don't murder, rape, assault, etc.), and does such morality only apply to conscious life?”Question 3: [1:11:21] - “I just finished Stefan's book The Art of the Argument on Audible and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I appreciate such a much needed work for today's moral and ethical decay. In the book, Stefan expresses the importance of committing one's self to reason and evidence, which I cannot agree more. Sophistry is a disease that is rotting the foundation of society.”“I see a dilemma in this crusade against sophistry: when communicating, people, in general, rarely connect purely on an intellectual, logical and rational level. In all my education, training, and book-reading in the 11 years of my adult life, I've learned that to truly connect with people, you do need to appeal not only to their Logos (logic), but also to their Pathos (emotions) and when necessary to their Ethos (ethics/values). If we ignore this advice, we run the risk of alienating our audience, an error Jimmy Carter made when running against Ronald Reagan.”“I believe this may be a topic missed in the Art of the Argument. I would like to ask Stefan how he would propose to connect with people while giving a sound argument that is presented in a way that does not rub people the wrong way and alienate them. How could we modulate our Logos arguments on a Pathos and Ethos carrier signal (using signal communications terms) so that we may connect with people on the deepest levels and be more effective in expressing The Argument?”Question 4: [1:16:15] - “At age 18 I started dating a 26-year-old man, and we've been together for the last 6 years. We have never lived together. Do not share finances. And do not see each other except a few days a week. I love this man and want the 6 years we've spent together to have been worth it, but he's told me that he has no interest in every being married and has changed his position from wanting 10 kids to never having kids. He identifies with the MGTOW movement and although he will acknowledge I am a good, loyal woman, he still thinks that NAWALT is a myth and that all women will eventually turn into a AWALT. He is the person who introduced me to Ayn Rand, FDR, and objectivism - so it breaks my heart that he sees no value in family or partnership. Living in a society where women use and abuse men through our current legal system has created the MGTOW movement. My life goal is marriage and children, but my partner see's these things as surrendering his freedom and property rights. How do I as a woman prove to my partner that NAWALT and that I would never "screw him over" or use the broken legal system against him. Women have far more power that we should, but that doesn’t mean my values will ever let me screw over a man. How do I prove my values and show that I am wife material?”Question 5: [1:37:54] – “My wife divorced me because she fell in love with a mutual friend, and after almost two years, they are now moving in together and the man is increasingly involved in the lives of my two daughters. How can I bring myself to resolve my lingering, intense resentment and animosity towards a person whom I thought was my friend but played a part in breaking up my family?”Question 6: [2:38:13] – “I am an engineering student and am required to take a class about social advocacy and ethics. My instructor has been pushing a lot of anti-capitalism sentiments and pro-Marxist arguments and I was wondering if you could help me understand these arguments as they don't make a lot of sense to me; since I study engineering I don't have much of a background in philosophy or economics. 1) The idea that capitalism operates under exploitation, such as how a wage earner must produce more than they are paid and the employer gets to keep the excess, thus the laborer is exploited. There's a sort of subservience, my instructor argues, that is inherent in wages which is part of this exploitative system. 2) There's this idea of a Repressive State Apparatus(RSA), that the state uses various institutions to reinforce the ideas of exploitation on its populace. This is accompanied by the idea that the population has to be compliant and subservient to the capitalist system that exploits them.”Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3878 Hollywood is not the swamp.

    · 00:11:38 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    With the Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey allegations drawing attention to sexual abuse in Hollywood, it is very easy to assume the swamp is being drained. Stefan Molyneux breaks down the rate of abuse in various environments and the results will certainly shock you. Article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/has-media-ignored-sex-abuse-in-school/Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3877 The Truth About The Fusion GPS Dossier Collusion Scandal

    · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    The now-infamous “Golden Showers” dossier has Fusion GPS in the spotlight as serious questions are raised about who funded the largely discredited or unverified allegations against Donald Trump and his campaign associates. In April 2016, the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee used lawyer Marc Elias to retain and fund Fusion GPS for opposition research, leading to the “Golden Showers” dossier.In June 2016, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and his company Orbis Business Intelligence are hired by Fusion GPS to specifically investigate Trump’s possible connections to Russia. What is the truth about the Fusion GPS dossier collusion scandal?Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/fusion-gps-dossier Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3876 What Pisses Me Off About Kevin Spacey

    · 00:06:03 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    After being accused of making a sexual advance on Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp when he was 14-years old, Kevin Spacey claimed he had no memory of a decades-old incident and came out as gay which serves to deflect the accusations. Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3875 Music Industry Insider Speaks Out! | Kaya Jones and Stefan Molyneux

    · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    In the aftermath of the Las Vegas Shooting, former Pussycat Doll and Platinum Recording Artist Kaya Jones had a revelation and spoke her mind about the abuses she experienced in the music industry. Kaya Jones joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss leaving the Pussycat Dolls, why she referred to the group as a "prostitution ring," the role of fatherlessness in such predation and the opposition to those who speak out about child abuse. Kaya Jones is a Platinum Recording Artist and was one of the lead singers for The Pussycat Dolls who sold over 15 million albums and 40 million singles worldwide. Since leaving the group, Kaya has published several successful albums including Confessions of a Hollywood Doll, Kaya, Rise of the Phoenix, The Chrystal Neria Album and What the Heart Don't Know.Website: http://www.kayajones.comTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/KayaJonesYour support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3874 The Collapse of Germany: Angela Merkel's Failure

    · 00:21:18 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    Some recent unsurprising yet depressing information out of Germany has hit Stefan Molyneux very hard. In the aftermath of Angela Merkel's disastrous decisions, the European Migrant Crisis, demographic displacement and the unprecedented rise in terrorism - what is left for Germany other than collapse? Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3873 Wait, What? George H.W. Bush Sexual Assault Allegations

    · 00:08:59 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    In addition to a long list of Hollywood celebrities, recently former Unites States President George H.W. Bush was accused of sexual assault by actress Heather Lind - prompting backpedaling and apologies from the former U.S. leader. The growing list of other's accused of sexual impropriety includes: Harvey Weinstein, James Toback, Bob Weinstein, Terry Richardson, Harry Knowles, Roman Polanski, David O. Russell, Twiggy Ramiriez, David Blaine, Devin Faraci, Oliver Stone, Roy Price, Ben Affleck and many more. Article: http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/10/25/hollywood-accused-harassers-molesters-rapists-rap-sheet-far/Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3872 Las Vegas Shooter's Brother Arrested For Child Pornography

    · 00:23:55 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    A younger brother of the Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, was just arrested on Wednesday for possession of child pornography. The arrest of Bruce Paddock comes on the same day of reports that the hard drive from Stephen Paddock's laptop is also mysteriously missing without a single trace. Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3871 Harvey Weinstein Is Already Cured - It's A Miracle!

    · 00:14:59 · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    It was recently reported that disgraced Hollywood mogul and alleged sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein was cured of "sexual addiction" after only 7 days in treatment! Stefan Molyneux comments on the absurdity of the original reporting, the inevitable backtrack and the collapsing house of cards that is the entertainment industry. Your support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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  • FDR3870 The Postmodernism Debate | Thaddeus Russell and Stefan Molyneux

    · Freedomain Radio with Stefan Molyneux

    What is the intellectual history of postmodernism and what impact does it have on the world today? Stefan Molyneux and Thaddeus Russell outline the origins of the controversial intellectual movement and debate the overall existence of truth. Thaddeus Russell is an affiliated scholar at Willamette University and has taught at Columbia University, Barnard College, Eugene Lang College, Occidental College, and the New School for Social Research. He is the host of the Unregistered podcast, founder of Renegade University and the author of “A Renegade History of the United States.” Website: http://www.thaddeusrussell.comTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/thaddeusrussellYour support is essential to Freedomain Radio, which is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by making a one time donation or signing up for a monthly recurring donation at: http://www.freedomainradio.com/donate

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