Onkar Ghate on “The Enlightenment and the Foundations of Liberty and Progress,” at the recent AynRandCon online conference.
Issues covered include:
- What were the essential ideas that defined the Age of Enlightenment?
- How did those ideas lead to the founding of America and the explosion of progress that was the Industrial Revolution?
- And why—in spite of that progress—did the world reverse course politically, leading to the rise of totalitarian statism in the 20th century?
- What is needed to shore up those deficiencies and put the Enlightenment’s ideals on a rational foundation.