in

Death of an Authoritarian

Reason Roundtable 01
To listen to this podcast episode, click on the Play button in the bar at the bottom of the screen. To listen while browsing, click on the Expand button at the bottom right to launch the player in a new browser tab/window.

Crowds gather in Iran after President Ebrahim Raisi dies | Arash Khamooshi/Polaris/Newscom

In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman consider U.S. foreign policy toward Iran in the wake of a helicopter crash that left Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian dead.

00:51—Iranian president dies in helicopter crash

16:46—Drug Enforcement Administration’s proposal to reschedule marijuana

34:59—Weekly Listener Question

45:54—Reason Weekend 2024

56:09—This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

Iran’s President Dies,” by Liz Wolfe

World War War III May Already Have Started—in the Shadows,” by J.D. Tuccille

Sanctions Are for Losers,” by Steve H. Hanke

The Iranian Coup that Led to 67 Years of Reckless Intervention,” by Nick Gillespie

Iran’s Theocracy Will Collapse Because of People Like Kimia Alizadeh,” by Nick Gillespie

Elica Le Bon: Is War With Iran Coming?” by Zach Weissmueller and Liz Wolfe

They Said They Didn’t Want War With Iran. Now They’re Cheering on War With Iran.” by Matthew Petti

What We Saw at the Rally Against the Iran Nuclear Deal,” by Nick Gillespie

DEA Moves To Reclassify Marijuana as a Schedule III Drug,” by C.J. Ciaramella

Kat Murti: How To End the Drug War for Good,” by Nick Gillespie

12 Senators Urge the DEA To Legalize Marijuana, Which Only Congress Can Do,” by Jacob Sullum

What Rescheduling Marijuana Would and Wouldn’t Do,” by Jacob Sullum

Biden’s Spin on Marijuana’s Rescheduling Exaggerates Its Practical Impact,” by Jacob Sullum

Kamala Harris Implausibly Claims Biden’s Marijuana Pardons Number in the ‘Tens of Thousands,'” by Jacob Sullum

Rescheduling Marijuana Does Not Address Today’s Central Cannabis Issue,” by Jacob Sullum

Want To Stop School Book Battles? Give Parents Real Choice in Education,” by Nick Gillespie

Rick Doblin: ‘People Should Have the Fundamental Human Right To Change Their Consciousness,'”  by Nick Gillespie

Why We’ll Never Run Out of Energy: Q&A with Science Writer Charles Mann,” by Jim Epstein

Your Flight Is Delayed,” by Robert Poole

FAA safety review reveals air traffic control dysfunction,” by Robert Poole

 

Upcoming Reason Events:

Send your questions to [email protected]. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.

Today’s sponsor:

  • Hello, liberty lovers! Are you passionate about preserving civil liberties and individual freedom? Do you want to support organizations that uphold these principles but struggle to navigate the complex world of charitable giving? Well, fear not! We have the perfect solution for you: a giving account with DonorsTrust. A giving account, also known as a donor-advised fund, is a simple, secure, and tax-advantaged way for libertarian givers like you to support the causes you care about most. With a donor-advised fund, you can make a contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants to your favorite charities over time. Plus, you retain control over how your charitable dollars are invested, ensuring they align with your values and goals. Whether you’re passionate about defending free speech, protecting property rights, or promoting limited government, a donor-advised fund with DonorsTrust empowers you to make a meaningful impact. So, join us in preserving liberty for future generations by opening a donor-advised fund at DonorsTrust today. To learn more and get started, visit our sponsor, DonorsTrust, at www.donorstrust.org/roundtable. Take control of your giving and make a difference in the fight for freedom. That’s www.donorstrust.org/roundtable. Remember, every dollar counts in the battle to safeguard our civil liberties. Let’s make our voices heard together!

Audio production by Ian Keyser; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

The post Death of an Authoritarian appeared first on Reason.com.

What do you think?

The Federalist Radio Hour 01

Alex Kazemi On His ’90s Novel: ‘New Millenium Boyz’

Dennis Prager 01

Fomenter in Chief