Sunday, 2 January 2011

Hazlitt on the European scene; 1951



Looking around for footage of the distinguished Libertarian writer Henry Hazlitt, I came across this interview with him from 1951, in which he discusses the forthcoming British election, which is quite revealing, 'Plus ca change', being the operative term.

6 comments:

Goodnight Vienna said...

That's a very good find TT. I don't think we've moved on in terms of debate since then.

'We'll administer this socialism better because we don't believe in it.' That could have been said by Cameron.

YouTube can be a treasure trove sometimes. I found this last week - Marcuse discussing the Frankfurt School. It isn't a programme the BBC would broadcast these days. These days what passes for debate is a very dumbed-down QT or Andrew Marr.

Goodnight Vienna said...

Here's the link to the Marcuse i/view. It's a four-parter in which he ultimately distances himself from many aspects of marxism and gives his reasons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pzfy2izu44&feature=related

Ha! your wordver is virmin :-)

Trooper Thompson said...

What you say is true. You can find a lot of discussions from television from the 50s and 60s which seem of a higher intellectual quality, presumably for a less dumbed down audience.

Trooper Thompson said...

A fitting wordver for such ideas, considering how they have spread.

Caleb983 said...

Awesome find. Awesome interview. Thanks

Trooper Thompson said...

De rien.