Battle for Liberty
About This Show
Throughout the course of history few societies have achieved lasting freedom for their people. The Battle for Liberty represents that internal struggle against central control, turned outward in an analysis of the events of the day. In this show, Mike Tilden explores the broad themes of freedom and liberty in the context of current events, politics, social issues, and downright silly situations.
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Ep. 54: Statist Propaganda in Popular Entertainment
I’m a big advocate for the suspension of politics and philosophy during down time. What does that mean? It means I watch shows like NCIS, Law and Order, and Criminal Minds. I listen to bands like Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, etc. And I do so unapologetically. Most of the time, you’ll hear me tell budding libertarians to allow themselves to avoid the type of purism that would eliminate such entertainment from their lives.
But every now and then, a particularly flagrant example of statist propaganda in popular entertainment presents itself. This week I experienced such an occurrence and I simply can’t let it go unnoticed.
Criminal Minds Season 4, Episode 10 “Brothers in Arms”
Criminal Minds, Season 4, Episode 11 “Normal”
Ayn Rand Quote Debunked
Ayn Rand Myths
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