Free Your Mind

Our featured guest this week is the celebrated intellectual historian Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor of Humanities and Co-director of the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary University of London.

In addition to the featured two videos with Quentin below, this week's IR blog post, Redefining Ourselves, contemplates the potential relevance of aspects of his neo-Roman theory of political liberty to current political realities in the United States and beyond. Meanwhile, the podcast of our conversation with Quentin, Quest For Freedom, is freely available on iTunes, while the corresponding eBook can be found on Amazon. 

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Featured Videos  


Intellectual historian Quentin Skinner (QMUL) describes his intellectual trek from ancient Greek versions of freedom to ancient Roman ones.


Intellectual historian Quentin Skinner (QMUL), describes how we would do well to resuscitate some ideas from the past that were inappropriately discarded.