Brandon Turner (Political Theory Professor) joins Dave Rubin to discuss Alexis De Tocqueville, Karl Marx, Bernie Sanders, Socialism and more.
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The portion of the interview starting at approximately 9 min is of particular interest dealing with the mythology of socialist nations not being socialist:
From the YouTube transcription:
Brandon Turner: if you look at Venezuela you look at Chavez you look at things like that I mean that’s what socialism looks like.
Dave Rubin: I always see people saying that you can’t look at Venezuela because it doesn’t give you the right example of socialism. The socialists will say that it didn’t work out the way they wanted it to.
Brandon Turner: Yeah I don’t know I mean the 20th century is a pretty long advert.
Brandon Turner: I think a lot of libertarian 20 century libertarian thought offers good arguments as to why socialism will always look like that so in other words this wasn’t an accident. This is how it’s always going to play out and here are reasons for that so if you look at Mises, if you look at Hayek they make that case and those are really good resources.