In this episode of Everyday Philosophers, Robert Gressis (California State University, Northridge) interviews Yvonne Chui (US Naval War College) about what it's like to teach at a military institution (no, you can't make your students do push-ups) and her research on the unsustainability of soft authoritarianism.
0:03:29 The US Naval War College: “where is it?”, “Do you teach … tactics?!”, and other such questions
13:23 Teaching at the US Naval War College compared to the University of Hong Kong; the key word is “diplomatic”
26:50 Alone at the Hoover Institution 29:02 What “soft” authoritarianism is
38:41 Why soft authoritarianism (at least in south Asia) is unsustainable
54:24 The sustainability and attractiveness of China’s hard authoritarianism
58:33 Trump, China, and authoritarian countries
1:05:26 Is China exceptional, or should we expect more hard authoritarian governments to start getting rich?
1:07:33 Does China have a lot of paid operatives in the USA?
David Dick (of the University of Calgary) and Robert Gressis talk about the differences between American and Canadian universities (as usual, the Canadians use...
In this episode, Robert chats with Chris Dodsworth (Professor, Spring Hill College) about what it's like to teach at a Catholic college (spoiler: it's...
Rob Gressis (professor of philosophy at California State University, Northridge) talks with Alberto Mendoza-Larreynaga (adjunct professor of philosophy at Antelope Valley College) about what...