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Age of Innocence

From the Vatican's 12 and Spain's 13, to California's 18 and Tunisia's 20, the legal age of consent ranges widely. So what's at stake? Are we defining childhood or innocence? Would it be progress to abandon laws of sexuality and rely on laws of violence alone, or would this be a step backwards to depravity and misery?

Brian Eno and James Thornton on living a good life

Speakers: Brian Eno, James Thornton

Is political truth attainable?

Speakers: Michael Goldfarb, Michael Howard, John Ralston Saul
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