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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 Real Crisis of American Politics

John Marini speaks with Michael Anton about his new book: "Unmasking the Administrative State: The Crisis of American Politics in the Twenty-First Century."

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Collision Course: Postliberals v. Libertarians

In the pages of Politico in May 2016, I wrote that the partisan realignment of voters among the two major parties was nearly complete, while the policy realignment had only just begun:  “What we’re seeing this year is the beginning of a policy realignment, when those new partisan coalitions decide which ideas and beliefs they…

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What Trump Didn’t Say

This State of the Union address was notable for its subtle or quiet articulation of the American Dream, running parallel to the overt one. Beyond Trump’s affirmative messaging was an important theme sketched out through things unsaid. Today and on into at least the near future, the president suggested, Americans still have the needed resources…

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Ryan Williams on “The Next Revolution,” 1.27.19

Ryan Williams joins Steve Hilton to talk about the battle of border security and what to expect from the 2020 elections.

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American Political Realignments and American Politics Today

Charles Kesler speaks at Hillsdale College on the current state of American politics and the future of both liberalism and conservatism.

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Populism and Identity Politics

The American Mind Podcast, Episode IV

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Nationalism and Sovereignty

Ryan Williams, Colin Dueck, Yoram Hazony, Matthew Spalding speak on Nationalism and Sovereignty at Hillsdale College's Kirby Center.

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Chuck DeVore on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” 12.3.18

Chuck DeVore joins Tucker Carlson to explain how the climate change agenda of the elites affects the economy and the middle class.

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Ethics and Metaphysics at Princeton in 1750s-60s

Here’s a taste of what you had to be able to argue (in Latin) in order to graduate from Princeton in order to graduate back in the day. Robby George would (no doubt gladly!) find himself the leebearal on campus… ETHICS, 1762 1. The highest perfection of men depends on their liberation from all sin….

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Ethics at Harvard, 1810

In the founding era, one graduated by means of a scholastic practice in which seniors argued various propositions (in Latin) in a public forum. These lists of theses give one a sense of what the institution thought, as an institution, ought to be taught to all of its students. Here’s the “Ethics” section for Harvard…