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Acton Line podcast: Why you should watch ‘Chernobyl’; A federal commission for natural rights

On this episode of Acton Line, we talk about HBO’s new miniseries, ‘Chernobyl’ and the events surrounding the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine in 1986. Kyle Smith, writer at National Review, joins us for this segment and explains how ‘Chernobyl’ is an indictment of socialism. Afterwards, Aaron Rhodes, human rights activist and co-founder of the Freedom Rights Project weighs in on the Department of State’s new Commission on Unalienable Rights and explains why he’s hopeful about the new commission.

Check out additional resources for this podcast:

Chernobyl: Devastating Indictment of Socialism, Not Trumpism

‘Chernobyl’ Producer Recoils at Conservative Praise

State Department to launch new human rights panel stressing ‘natural law’

Pompeo Tries to Rescue the Idea of Human Rights

Draft Charter of Pompeo’s “Commission on Unalienable Rights” Hides Anti-Human Rights Agenda

Natural Rights vs. Human Rights: The State Department’s New Commission on Unalienable Rights

Why Trump’s new Commission on Unalienable Rights is likely to upset the human rights community

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Mourning the Notre-Dame cathedral inferno; Rev. Robert Sirico on education

F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom; The media vs. ‘Unplanned’

Rev. Robert A. Sirico on the reality of socialism; Interview with a Venezuelan dissident

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.