A History of Ideas: Freedom Vs Security
Harry Shearer on Freedom Vs Security
Which is better – Freedom or Security? This is the question Thomas Hobbes tackled by imagining people living in a State of Nature without laws. The result would be a grim war of all against all as chaos ruled. But is the alternative of handing over your freedoms to a Sovereign or State any better? Find out in this animation that carries a guarantee that Mel Gibson doesn’t appear shouting ‘freedom!’.
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Here’s the whole episode from A History of Ideas – Lawyer Harry Potter on Individual Freedom and the State