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Ilya Somin

Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Somin is a prominent blogger at the Volokh Conspiracy, focussing on issues related to democracy, federalism, and property rights.

Free Thoughts

The Politics of Star Wars

featuring Ilya Somin, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus December 2015

Ilya Somin joins us to talk about the politics behind the galaxy’s most popular epic space fantasy franchise.

Free Thoughts

Democracy and Political Ignorance

featuring Ilya Somin, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus March 2014

Ilya Somin asks, “What happens in a democracy when voters don’t know what they’re voting for or against?”

Exploring Liberty

The Problem of Political Ignorance

featuring Ilya Somin June 2012

What happens in a democracy when voters are too ignorant to vote well about the things they vote about? How can we best counter this political ignorance?