Political Thinkers in the Modern World

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I was thrilled to be joined by David Runciman, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University and host of the widely acclaimed 'Talking Politics' podcast. Together we discussed how the great political thinkers of the past 400 years impacted the worlds they lived in, and whether they are still relevant today. David spoke about the the relationship between democracy and technology, the nature of political leadership and the trade-off between liberty and security. We also acknowledged how many ideas come out of moments of crisis - such as the current coronavirus pandemic - and what the future of political thought might look like.

You can listen to David's 'Talking Politics' podcast at these links:

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/talking-politics-history-of-ideas/id1508992867

https://open.spotify.com/show/3gzuLQUZ5kMKBH4VcK5eR0

https://play.acast.com/s/history-of-ideas

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