Defenders of individual liberty and the American Constitutional order have long argued that Progressivism is a corrosive philosophy that undermines individual rights while failing to produce the social good claimed by its promoters. Why do progressive solutions to societal and economic problems so often fail? Perhaps it’s because the progressive philosophy is undergirded by a system of mythology that rivals that of the ancient Greeks.
On this edition of Radio Free Acton, we’re joined by Lawrence Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education, for a discussion of his latest book: Excuse Me, Professor: Challenging the Myths of Progressivism. We’ll examine a few of the myths and observe the results of decades of progressive indoctrination at the university level.
You can listen to the podcast using the audio player below.