1 hr 31 min

Robert P. George and Cornel West In Conversation The UNC Program for Public Discourse

    • Politics

This is a recording of our virtual event, Robert P. George and Cornel West In Conversation, hosted on September 10, 2020, and moderated by Thomas Chatterton Williams. 

Cornel West: "What I mean by 'the left' is I am talking  about the tradition, both secular and religious, that pushes back  against the logic of the market, that pushes back against corporate  power..." Robert P. George: "The form of American conservatism that I am attracted to is old-fashioned liberalism in the tradition of James Madison and Alexis de Tocqueville. A tradition that views freedom as important, not as an end in itself, but as a means to other ends."

Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

Cornel West, a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He has taught at Yale, Harvard, the University of Paris,  Princeton, and, most recently, Union Theological Seminary.

Thomas Chatterton Williams, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Harper’s.

This is a recording of our virtual event, Robert P. George and Cornel West In Conversation, hosted on September 10, 2020, and moderated by Thomas Chatterton Williams. 

Cornel West: "What I mean by 'the left' is I am talking  about the tradition, both secular and religious, that pushes back  against the logic of the market, that pushes back against corporate  power..." Robert P. George: "The form of American conservatism that I am attracted to is old-fashioned liberalism in the tradition of James Madison and Alexis de Tocqueville. A tradition that views freedom as important, not as an end in itself, but as a means to other ends."

Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

Cornel West, a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He has taught at Yale, Harvard, the University of Paris,  Princeton, and, most recently, Union Theological Seminary.

Thomas Chatterton Williams, a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Harper’s.

1 hr 31 min