The liberal order rests on conservative, not rationalist, foundations.
The Interview: Dr. Mark Blitz on Reason and Politics
In this newly revived occasional series, Ryan Williams, President of The Claremont Institute, interviews prominent scholars in the Claremont Institute’s orbit. Dr. Mark Blitz, the Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, joins Ryan to discuss his new book, Reason and Politics: The Nature of Political Phenomena—a searching discussion of questions at the heart of both America’s regime and her present crisis. Ryan and Mark discuss prudence, the common good, and how American public life could regain its sanity.
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Ellmers and Wise’s skeptical philosophers will have to speak to the scientific academy in its own language. These are the questions that need answering.
Charles Kesler interviews Mark Blitz on contemporary liberalism vs. natural rights; virtue and responsibility; excellence and education; self-government vs. the administrative state; and lessons from Reagan.