Matthew Crawford: the dangers of Safetyism

June 22, 2020
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Matthew Crawford is a motorcycle mechanic turned philosopher with a unique perspective on the current moment (see HERE for John Gray’s review of his new book, Why We Drive). Instead of talking in terms of partisan politics, he talks in terms of lived experience and what a good life feels like.

I’ve been a fan since his first book, and was delighted to have this wide-ranging conversation about risk, autonomy and and the new politics. In such a divided time, his is one of the few voices that could appeal equally to a Californian surfer dude and a midwestern religious conservative. That’s why it’s so important. Have a watch.

Click here to listen to the podcast version.


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