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Our Public Square Lacks An Understanding Both Religion and Political Thought.

Reason and Revelation. Athens and Jerusalem. Natural Right and Natural Law. Justice, Prudence, and the Common Good.

Journalists, writers, public intellectuals, and academics today are often either ignorant or hostile to the most important questions we discuss here.

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19 minutes

Skepticism, Experience, and Science

The crisis of modern liberalism and science requires skeptical political philosophy—but skeptical political philosophy is itself undergoing a crisis.

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20 minutes

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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29 minutes

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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21 minutes

The American Mind—Online

Democracy and despotism in a digital age.

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1:59:20

Is Liberalism Failing?

Charles Kesler, Jonah Goldberg, and Patrick Deneen on Liberalism