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What’s Wrong With Our Elites?

Political life involves inevitable tension between the few and the many, which is why a solid middle class provides stability. Who are our elites? How, exactly, are they corrupt? Who are our populists? Why, exactly, are they angry?

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The High Stakes of the Midterm Elections

Claremont President Ryan Williams and Lincoln Fellow Raheem Kassam on the Buck Sexton Show.

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After Trump: The Political and Moral Legitimacy of American Government

Claremont Institute Senior Fellow John Marini is one of the few experts on American Government who understood the rise of Trump from the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. Now he looks to the fundamental question that Trump's presidency raises: is the legitimacy of our political system based on the authority of the American people and the American nation-state, or the authority of experts and their technical knowledge in the service of "progress"?

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Our Revolution’s Logic

In 2010, Claremont Institute Senior Fellow Angelo Codevilla reintroduced the notion of "the ruling class" back into American popular discourse. In 2017, he described contemporary American politics as a "cold civil war." Now he applies the "logic of revolution" to our current political scene.

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Debating the Trump Presidency

Charles Kesler and Jonah Goldberg Debate the Trump Presidency