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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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59:16

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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1:04:17

Populism and Identity Politics

The American Mind Podcast, Episode IV

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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…

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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.