Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to John Anderson (former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia). John is the host of “Conversations with John Anderson” where he talks to some of the world’s foremost thought leaders. John previously interviewed Dave and Jordan Peterson while they were in Australia on the 12 Rules for Life tour. John shares his thoughts on the contemporary challenges with the current political landscape in Western societies. John talks about the importance of robust dialogue and vigorous debate between all political sides. As he has famously once said “You can not get good public policy out of a bad public debate.” John shares his concern over the loss of the virtue of prudence, and how the loss of prudence has led to voters expecting too much from their politicians, but also politicians making too many promises that won’t be kept. He also ponders how we’ve robbed our children and grandchildren through our mistakes of the things we’ve taken for granted. John also shares his thoughts on the new caste system that he sees developing around victimhood, intersectionality, and identity politics. John discusses his concerns over how social media and cancel culture makes all of our mistakes semi permanent when a mistake we made 30 years ago can suddenly come back and destroy a life, a job or a political career. He finishes by highlighting some of the myths Americans have about Australia.
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