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Anti-Fascism versus Anti-Racism (Part Two) - TBWJP050

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

Release Date: 06/29/2020

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The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

In this installment, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of consent. Dr. Johnson argues that consent is unnecessary so long as the citizen has a natural inclination to obey. Consent and social contract contradict one another. Let us listen!

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Understanding Legal Obligation (Upholding the Rule of Law) - TBWJP061 show art Understanding Legal Obligation (Upholding the Rule of Law) - TBWJP061

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the mechanism of enforcing legal obedience. The discussion centers on the role of the police in compelling individuals to obey the law. Dr. Johnson points fallacies in the debate about police brutality and the notion of "defunding" the police. Let us listen!

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Understanding Legal Obligation (Inducing Obedience) - TBWJP060 show art Understanding Legal Obligation (Inducing Obedience) - TBWJP060

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of inducing obedience. Dr. Johnson argues that the being or the person is not inherently obedient. He must learn to obey. The learning process itself could be understood as the induction of obedience. Let us listen!

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Understanding Legal Obligation (Compelling the Self to Obey) - TBWJP059 show art Understanding Legal Obligation (Compelling the Self to Obey) - TBWJP059

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is about the degree to which the person must compel the self. Dr. Johnson argues that there ought to be a mechanism for compulsion. Let us listen!

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Understanding Legal Obligation (Introduction) - TBWJP058 show art Understanding Legal Obligation (Introduction) - TBWJP058

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

The concept of legal obligation is the trademark of political philosophy. In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson introduces the concept of legal obedience. This is the first installment of a series of podcasts about the notion of citizen obedience. Let us listen!

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Politics and Human Freedom (Part 3) - TBWJP057 show art Politics and Human Freedom (Part 3) - TBWJP057

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

This is the third installment in a series of episodes about human freedom. This podcast examines the role of politics in human freedom. Dr. Johnson argues that politics is the core of human survival. It is the essence of self-identity. Every human being must strategize to survive. Politics is the mechanism that enables the being to hide the self.

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The Coronavirus and Human Freedom (Part 2) - TBWJP056 show art The Coronavirus and Human Freedom (Part 2) - TBWJP056

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

This podcast is the second installment in a series of episodes about freedom. This entry discusses the notion of human freedom in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic. In it, Dr. Johnson argues that the pandemic makes it indisputable that nobody is free in society. To learn more about human freedom, grab a copy of Dr. Johnson's recent book about the subject.

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The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

This podcast discusses the notion of human freedom. Dr. Johnson argues that there is no freedom to be had. Men live in a state of perpetual bondage. Freedom is a feel-good notion, which is nowhere tangible. To learn more about human freedom, grab a copy of Dr. Johnson's recent book about the subject.

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Comment lutter contre le racisme dans le monde - TBWJP053 show art Comment lutter contre le racisme dans le monde - TBWJP053

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

Ce podcast souligne la nature conflictuelle du terme anti-racisme. Le Dr Ben Wood Johnson parle de la complexité de la notion de racisme. Il n'est pas facile de mettre une étiquette sur certains comportements, que certains pourraient considérer comme racistes. Il faut faire preuve de prudence. Le terme antiracisme est une distraction d'un problème grave dans la société américaine. Cela diminue l'importance d'une conversation sérieuse, que les Américains devraient avoir sur le racisme. Écoutons!

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The False Debate about Police Brutality and Racism - TBWJP054 show art The False Debate about Police Brutality and Racism - TBWJP054

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

After the death of an African American (George Floyd) by a Minneapolis Police Officer (Derrick Chauvin), there has been a debate about police brutality in America. In this podcast, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson notes that brutality is the nature of the police itself. Police institutions are designed to be brutal. Police officers are trained to be brutal. Most often, Dr. Johnson argues, racism is not the cause of police brutality. Let us listen!

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This podcast points out a difference between the term anti-racism and the term anti-fascism. Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about the need to be cautious when determining which conduct is which. He argues that anyone could be a racist. However, a fascist does not have to be a racist. Let us listen!