The Debt Dialogues [Episode 40]: William Voegeli on “Liberal Compassion”

The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview Claremont Review of Books senior editor William Voegeli on his recent book The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion. Topics covered include:

  • The meaning of “compassion” and the attempt to make it the central purpose of government
  • The influence of philosopher John Rawls
  • Why opponents of the left’s agenda are labeled “heartless,” and how to answer that charge

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