In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Katherine Mangu-Ward, Matt Welch, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie consider the elevated risks from the conflict in Ukraine and commend the recent protests in Iran.
2:22: Russian President Vladimir Putin's mobilization push
16:09: Protests in Iran
30:19: Weekly Listener Question:
It's belated by almost a couple months, but the CIA turned 75 on July 26. Is there a libertarian argument in favor of having a Central Intelligence Agency, and if yes, how closely would a libertarian-approved CIA resemble the one we have?
40:38: New York state lawsuit against former President Donal Trump
48:39: This week's cultural recommendations
Mentioned in this podcast:
"Abolish Nuclear Weapons? A Soho Forum Debate," by Gene Epstein
"Russians Are Fleeing the Threat of Conscription," by Eric Boehm
"Ukraine Changes the Face of War Forever," by Nick Gillespie
"Will Ruger: How Libertarians Should Think About Ukraine Invasion," by Nick Gillespie
"How the United States Can—And Cannot—Help Iranian Protesters: Podcast," by Nick Gillespie
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