Finneran's Wake

Given all the dysfunction, ineptitude, profligacy, venality, shortsightedness, and unscrupulousness with which our political institutions are rife, we have to ask ourselves: is government necessary? Can we get along just as well without it?

In this episode, the first in a series on the “Great Ideas”, we address the question in a dispassionate, philosophical way.

This series is inspired by the work of Mortimer Adler, one of America’s foremost public intellectuals and educators with whose countless works, you’d do well to spend some time.

What do you think? Is government necessary? Comment below or email me at with your response!

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What is Finneran's Wake?

News, politics, history, poetry, philosophy, literature, life: A little university in the palm of your hand, an eloquent voice between your ears! Intended neither to inflame, nor to polarize, but to pursue truth. What end could be greater? Sapere Aude, my friends! Dare to think. Dare to seek. Dare to know.