Before The Unshackled was founded Editor in Chief Tim Wilms was a contributor to Taking Liberties Radio which is an Australian libertarian podcast hosted by Lee Herridge and Vikas Nayak. It is probably the standard bearer for mainstream libertarian thought and opinion in Australia, we invited one half of the duo Lee Herridge on to see where they are at now, plus to discuss libertarianism in general. Lee also operates a YouTube channel called Aussie Liberty and was on the opposing side of the Australia and New Zealand Students for Liberty debate on is nationalism good for liberty back at the Friedman conference earlier this year.
We discuss how he became involved with Taking Liberties and what it takes to be a podcaster and be successful at it. We reflect on the current state of the libertarian movement and our differing ways of trying to grow the tent. We also learn a bit about Lee’s background including the fact although he’s considered a left libertarian he is actually a devout christian. We also learn about his recent scholarship trips to the Mont Pelerin Society and Institute for Liberal Studies. We then turn to contemporary political topics such as what are the big issues in Australian politics and debate the relevance of the culture wars. We finish by discussing libertarian divisions over the election of Trump and each provide an honest assessment of his Presidency so far.
Friedman 2017 || Debate: Is Nationalism Good for Liberty?