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January 20th, 2015
Episode 92 of 461 episodes
A brief history of liberty and its lessons. The concept of freedom celebrates the un-dominated man and woman, who is able to look others in the eye without deference – thanks to political equality, legal status and social security. This ideas has been with us for many centuries, but according to Philip Pettit, it hasn't lost any of its significance today.