Category: Enlightenment

Episode 3: Blakey Vermeule on Gulliver’s Travels

“Swift I think is basically the great diagnoser of the human modern condition…Swift was writing at the time basically of the invention of the modern political party…and he was very, very shrewd about what that was likely to mean and what it looked like.”
—Blakey Vermeule

In our third episode, we got to speak with Professor Blakey Vermeule on our Gulliver’s Travels—our most canonical text so far, and one with special insights into the formation of the modern Western political states.

Transcript: Episode 3, Blakey Vermeule