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Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan Talks Freedom and Personal Responsibility with David French



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Today Ryan talks with author and reporter David French about the balance between personal and civic responsibility, the ability to take criticism, the polarizing battles between the left and right in today’s politics, and more.

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