Liberty Law Talk

Brexit Prospects: A Conversation with Theodore Dalrymple

British union jack flag and Big Ben Clock Tower at city of westminster in the background - UK votes to leave the EULaw and Liberty regular and essayist extraordinaire Theodore Dalrymple visits Liberty Law Talk to discuss Brexit, the EU, and rising nationalist currents in the West.

Understanding Relational Persons: A Conversation with Roger Scruton

human natureReturning to Liberty Law Talk is Roger Scruton to discuss his latest book, On Human Nature.

The Radical Jefferson: A Conversation with Kevin Gutzman

jefferson-bookIn this edition of Liberty Law Talk historian Kevin Gutzman discusses his latest book, Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary. We focus on Jefferson's account of federalism, conscience rights, education, and race.

Is the Roberts Court Really Supreme Court Inc?

business and the roberts courtThis discussion with Jonathan Adler assesses the Roberts Court on "business" law cases. Is it true, as we've been told by Jeffrey Rosen, among others, that this Court is uniquely favorable to corporations, big business, and profits and dismissive of plaintiffs and the All-American little guy? Adler is the editor of the impressive new volume Business and the Roberts Court, which provides answers to this question in essays ranging from Environmental, Securities, and Antitrust cases to Citizens United. And it's our good fortune to hear him discuss the Roberts Court and its record on business and the law.

James Burnham and Our ‘Soul-Sick’ Elite: A Conversation with Julius Krein

PDCAComes now to Liberty Law Talk, Julius Krein, founding editor of the explosive new journal, American Affairs. We discuss the crack-up in our politics and in the conservative movement through the lens of James Burnham's classic work, The Managerial Revolution.

When Moderation Is a Virtue: A Conversation with Aurelian Craiutu

faces of moderationBarry Goldwater famously told the Republican National Convention in 1964 that "extremism in the pursuit of liberty is no vice and ... moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." Begging to differ is Aurelian Craiutu who joins this episode to discuss his new book, Faces of Moderation, a profound study of thinkers such as Raymond Aron, Michael Oakeshott, Isaiah Berlin, and others, who defended freedom and constitutional government against ideologues of all types.

America, What’s Left of It: A Conversation with Patrick Deneen

conserving americaPatrick Deneen joins this edition of Liberty Law Talk to discuss his latest book, Conserving America? Essays on Present Discontents.

Patriot Fight Club: A Conversation with Steven Hayward

patriotism is not enoughHow did key participants in Straussian fight club, especially Harry Jaffa and Walter Berns, challenge the progressive settlement of political science, the history of the American Founding, and constitutionalism? Our guide for understanding this debate will be Steven Hayward who joins this edition of Liberty Law Talk to discuss his latest book, Patriotism Is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments that Redefined American Conservatism.

Higher Education and the American Soul: A Conversation with Peter Lawler

american heresiesThis edition of Liberty Law Talk is a conversation with Peter Lawler about his new position as editor of Modern Age and his just released book, American Heresies and Higher Education.

The Unjustly Neglected Roger Sherman: A Conversation with Mark David Hall

shermanThis edition of Liberty Law Talk is a discussion with Mark David Hall about American framer Roger Sherman who was the only framer to sign the Articles of Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. At the Constitutional Convention, he spoke more than all but three delegates and helped forge the Connecticut Compromise. Yet his writings remain relatively obscure. To help rectify this is Liberty Fund's new volume entitled Collected Works of Roger Sherman, edited by Hall.