June 5, 2015 – Are Human Beings Free?

My guest on this program is John Gray, author of many critically acclaimed books. He is a former professor of politics at Oxford, a visiting professor at Harvard and Yale, and a professor of European thought at the London School of Economics. We’re going to be talking about his most recent book, The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom, in which he draws together the religious, philosophic, and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom.

Other books:
The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals
Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religions and the Death of Utopia