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Freedom and its Betrayal Barry Magid May 19th 2018

In 1952 at the height of the cold war the BBC offered a philosophy professor named Isaiah Berlin the opportunity to give six hour long lectures on the radio. He spoke extemporaneously and chose as his theme "Freedom and its betrayal." He was interested in how the ideal of liberty so quickly turned into its opposite and how the greatest tyrants often started out as the greatest liberators. How do we understand tyranny and freedom in practice and our lives?

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