Philosophy & Foolery: Do Americans understand free speech as Socrates understood it?

In this installment of Philosophy & Foolery, Bobby and Jeff talk about Plato’s THE APOLOGY OF SOCRATES. See: http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/apology… At stake here is the question of whether Americans today, who like to cite “free speech” really grasp the full complexity of this “freedom” as it grew from the earliest classical traditions. A valuable 50 minutes…

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Surrogacy baby: miracle child or a sign of troubled times?

Brittany and Bobby discuss the multiple stories that have run about wealthy entertainer Andy Cohen’s decision to conceive a son through a surrogacy contract. See here: https://www.etonline.com/andy-cohen-explains-to-hoda-kotb-why-he-chose-surrogacy-over-adoption-119912 https://www.etonline.com/andy-cohen-debuts-first-official-photos-of-his-adorable-son-benjamin-119578 https://www.etonline.com/andy-cohen-gets-sweet-congratulations-from-john-mayer-real-housewives-stars-and-more-following-sons https://www.etonline.com/anderson-cooper-has-exclusive-moment-with-andy-cohens-baby-plus-see-the-wild-gift-from-christina

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Same-Sex Abuse Survivors: Left Behind by MeToo, LGBT, and the Church?

In this installment of 3XG, Daren and Bobby and Kevin discuss the triple failure of society to address same-sex abuse. MeToo launched in 2017 and has still largely sidestepped the high volume of cases of same-sex abuse. The LGBT community seems unwilling to back away from its age-old claims that anyone who notices same-sex abuse…

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CogWatch 4: What was the march against anti-Semitism really against?

Bobby and Brittany talk about the march against anti-Semitism that took place on the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday, January 5. Like many causes, the left-wing response to anti-semitic attacks in Jersey City, Monsey, and New York seem to involve deflection to “white nationalism” when this was not apparently a factor in the attacks. Neither can…

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