Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Fiona Hill: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump | Lex Fridman Podcast #335
Video podcast interview at Lex Fridmen
Fiona Hill is a presidential advisor and foreign policy expert specializing in Russia. Some of the topics in this fascinating discussion include: How she started from humble beginnings, what the Soviet Union was like before it collapsed, advice to Lex Fridman for interview with Vladimir Putin, Why Putin invaded Ukraine, and is Putin Good or Bad for Russia. (Watch entire interview here)
Paulo Freire’s Perpetual Cultural Revolution – James Lindsay
Audio podcast at New Discourses
This episode of the New Discourses Podcast continues a long miniseries exploring Paulo Freire’s landmark 1985 book The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation. In this episode, James takes up the seventh chapter of The Politics of Education, wherein Freire outlines the need for and process of “conscientization.” That is, in this chapter, Freire makes it clear that the neo-Marxist consciousness-raising process is what education is actually about. Join him to understand that for Freire, education is about becoming a Marxist and a radical explicitly in the mold of revolutionary guerrillas like Che Guevara. (Listen to audio presentation here)
I admire Fiona Hill, who’s an intelligent, thoughtful woman and foreign policy expert. A 3-hour interview is too long, but I did listen to the first hour. But wow, many of the comments are vile. There really are a lot of deplorables out there!
Fiona went a bit ‘Grand Reset’, I believe from the 40 minute mark.. however after 20 minutes or so it came back on track. Her upbringing is fascinating. I hardly read the comments and explains why I would never have a Twitter account. I love the long discussions.