Charles Kesler interviews Edward Erler on Brown vs. Board and separate but equal; the problem with birthright citizenship; the right to bear arms; citizens and citizenship; Leo Strauss; and Harry V. Jaffa.
America’s Cold Civil War
Is America in a cold civil war? The Claremont Institute and Heritage Foundation team up to discuss the deep divide our country now finds itself in.
Is America in a cold civil war? Many prominent thinkers think so. And not without reason. As the culture wars of the past several decades have intensified, the country now finds itself deeply divided. Americans disagree not just about politics, but also about foundational questions regarding the meaning of equality and very the purpose of our nation. As Americans grow apart in our understanding of these fundamental ideas, we seem to be becoming two distinct nations living in the same country. What remains unclear is where these growing differences will lead, if they can be resolved, and what principle will unify us in the future. Please join us as our panelists share their analysis of America’s fundamental divides.
• Michael Anton, Lecturer and Research Fellow, Hillsdale College; Claremont Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute; Former National Security Official in the Trump Administration
• Christopher Caldwell, Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute
• David Azerrad, Director and AWC Family Foundation Fellow, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, The Heritage Foundation
• Ryan Williams (Moderator), President, Claremont Institute
• Arthur Milikh (Host), Associate Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at The Heritage Foundation
Our distinguished panelists examine the Resistance, its cultural and ideological underpinnings, and the need for a statesmanship capable of preventing this "cold civil war" from turning hot.
Charles Kesler interviews John Eastman on the disappearing Constitution; natural law and the conservatives on the court; church, state, and religion as a public good; and the Constitution under attack.
The Claremont Institute hosted "Conservatism in the Trump Era," a two-part panel discussing the future of conservatism. Panel 1: Conservativism in the Trump Era: American Statecraft.
At the White House, President Donald Trump presented Claremont with the prestigious National Humanities Medal. Remarks begin around the 16:50 mark.