A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful privilege of speaking with Lee Edwards, Rod Dreher, and Bob Merry about the legacy and future of conservatism. We had a lively (and civilized) discussion. And, I even got to… Read More
Pulliam and Gutzman are ALWAYS worth reading. Enjoy this encounter of three stunning minds. http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/05/09/thomas-jefferson-revolutionary/
This evening, at The American Conservative–founding a REPUBLIC not a democracy. Even the most pro-interventionist of the American founders, Alexander Hamilton, could never have imagined or desired the kind of federal government we have now. When he wrote… Read More
My American Heritage lecture for February 8, 2017: the life of a republic and why it reflects the best in human and divine nature.
The audio quality is pretty weak, and there are a few minutes of noise and confusion at the beginning. Apologies! I’ll do better on Monday. Regardless, my examination of Protestantism, liberalism, and, especially, republicanism in the 1760s and… Read More
Federal Farmer 1 http://www.constitution.org/afp/fedfar01.htm Federal Farmer 2 http://www.constitution.org/afp/fedfar03.htm Federal Farmer 16 http://www.constitution.org/afp/fedfar16.htm Old Whig 1 http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/an-old-whig-i/ Old Whig 3 http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/an-old-whig-iii/ Brutus 1 http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/brutus-i/ Brutus 8 http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/brutus-viii/
SOURCE: Russell Kirk, “The Best Form of Government,” CATHOLIC WORLD 192 (December 1960): 156-163. rak best govertnment