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Ep 21: What Can The State Keep Secret From The Public?

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12 June 2019

What have the raids on journalists told us about the state of free speech in Australia, and when are state secrets worth protecting? (1:51-26:28) Some conservatives in America want to break the alliance with libertarians – should Australian conservatives do the same? (26:28-50:12) And are we spending too much on incarceration? (50:12-54:31) Dr Chris Berg and Scott Hargreaves are joined by Andrew Bushnell and Evan Mulholland to discuss these issues and share their culture picks, including SuperIntelligence, a podcast accompanying Chernobyl, Deadwood and this year’s Reith Lecture.

Show Notes:

‘The Pointless Argument Tearing Conservatives Apart – Rich Lowry, Politico


‘Against The Dead Consensus’ – Various Authors, First Things


‘Against Peacetime Conservatism’ – Will Chamberlain, Human Events

Against Peacetime Conservatism.

‘Against David French-ism’ – Sohrab Ahmari, First Things


‘AJF White Paper plots law reform pathway for press freedom’ – AJF

AJF White Paper plots law reform pathway for Press Freedom

SuperIntelligence, by Nick Bostrom

Chernobyl, podcast by Craig Mazin and Peter Sagal




‘Law’s Expanding Empire’, a lecture by Jonathan Sumption


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Scott Hargreaves

Scott Hargreaves is the Executive Director at the Institute of Public Affairs

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