The Federalist Radio Hour

Cathy Young On The Enlightenment, Modern Feminists, And Socialism

Cathy Young is journalist who writes at various outlets such as Reason, Newsday, and The Forward. She joins Ben Domenech to discuss current American cultural debates like the positives and negatives of socialism, feminism, and The Enlightenment.

00:54:00 6/5/2018

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00:56:00 8/16/2018
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00:54:00 8/15/2018
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00:53:00 8/12/2018
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