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Apr 30, 2019

With his 75,000 Twitter followers and his many television appearances and newspaper columns, Soli Ozel is one of Turkey’s best known and most illustrious political commentators.

But Ozel, who is currently a fellow at Yale Law School, is more than just an expert on Turkish domestic politics. So, when we talked last...

Apr 25, 2019

Some of the more idealistic pioneers of the digital revolution - see the internet as undermining democracy. And there are few more idealistic digital revolutionaries than Peter Sunde, the Nordic co-founder of the file sharing network PirateBay – a man who famously went to jail for his beliefs about free online...

Apr 16, 2019

So we've talked a lot about Brexit in this show. But we've never had an entire episode focused on Brexit and its impact on British democracy and democracy in general. We need to have that conversation. And to have it.

Last week James Bridle memorably described British parliamentary democracy as “a poor system led by...

Apr 8, 2019

Given that our conversation with James Bridle was about enlightenment, let me begin by reiterating that it’s no substitute for his book THE NEW DARK AGE. If you really want to be enlightened, read it. You won’t be disappointed.

The point of the book and our conversation is that today’s digital revolution, with...