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The official podcast of Princeton University's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

Madison's Notes The James Madison Program

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The official podcast of Princeton University's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

    Plato's Republic (Books VIII and IX): A Conversation with Marcus Gibson

    Plato's Republic (Books VIII and IX): A Conversation with Marcus Gibson

    Are Books VIII and IX the climax of the Republic? Is 21st century America a democratic or oligarchic society? Are democratic societies destined for tyranny? Marcus Gibson, Director of the Princeton Initiative in Catholic Thought, returns to Madison's Notes to continue our series on the Platonic dialogues with a discussion of Books VIII and IX of the Republic. 

    • 45 min
    All Men Are Created Equal: A Conversation with Allen C. Guelzo

    All Men Are Created Equal: A Conversation with Allen C. Guelzo

    Is the Declaration of Independence unique? Does the Declaration prescribe a form of government? What is the relationship between the Declaration and the Constitution? Allen C. Guelzo, Director of the James Madison Program's Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, joins the show to answer these questions and more. 


     


    Harry and Me: https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/harry-and-me/ 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Downeast Maine and the Unseen Story of Rural America: A Conversation with Gigi Georges

    Downeast Maine and the Unseen Story of Rural America: A Conversation with Gigi Georges

    Gigi Georges has had an extensive career in politics, public service, and academia. She joins Madison's Notes to discuss her new book, "Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America." Georges discusses rootedness, the importance of home, life in rural America, the double-edged sword of "Progress," and more. 


     


    Downeast: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/downeast-gigi-georges?variant=32306138284066 

    • 40 min
    Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America: A Conversation with Michael Breidenbach

    Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America: A Conversation with Michael Breidenbach

    How did American Catholics go from subjects to citizens? Who is the "godfather" of the First Amendment? How can spiritual and temporal duties be reconciled? Michael Breidenbach, Associate Professor of History at Ave Maria University, joins the show to answer these questions and discuss his new book, "Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Toleration in Early America." 

    • 50 min
    The Unbroken Thread: A Conversation with Sohrab Ahmari

    The Unbroken Thread: A Conversation with Sohrab Ahmari

    Does God need politics? What does it mean to be free? Why should we care about tradition? Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor of the New York Post, joins Madison's Notes to discuss his new book, "The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos." 


     


    The Unbroken Thread: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623405/the-unbroken-thread-by-sohrab-ahmari/ 


     


    From Fire by Water: https://www.ignatius.com/From-Fire-by-Water-P3122.aspx 

    • 36 min
    Locke, Tocqueville, and Civic Education: A Conversation with Jeffrey Sikkenga

    Locke, Tocqueville, and Civic Education: A Conversation with Jeffrey Sikkenga

    Why is education so important in a democracy? Are democracies capable of producing the citizens they need? What do John Locke and Alexis de Tocqueville have to teach us about education in a liberal democracy? Jeffrey Sikkenga, Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center, joins Madison's Notes to answer these questions and more. 


     


    About the Ashbrook Center: https://ashbrook.org/about/ 

    • 36 min

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