T17 Intro Video – Audio Transcript


The track this week is about liberty, and libertarianism, and I’ve been thinking hard about the relationship between freedom, freedom of the individual on the one hand, and human rights on the other.

To be honest, this is one that’s given me some difficulty – I’m not sure I’ve cracked it. Right at the end I allude to Julian Assange and Wikileaks – I’m not sure whether he’s just an anarchist who needs to be controlled, or some kind of latterday John Wilkes – a hero for human rights.

So I’m hoping that, and other themes will be what you might want to develop in the course of your replies to this pretty central issue in the world of human rights.