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    Joseph Tartakovsky on The Lives of the Constitution - Full Interview

    Joseph Tartakovsky on The Lives of the Constitution - Full Interview

    Joseph Tartakovsky sits down with Ben Weingarten to discuss his new book 'The Lives of the Constitution', and its ten historical characters including their impact on and response to the American Founding, the development of the administrative state, constitutional law, the perversion of the courts, war powers and much more.

    Learn more in 'The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds That Shaped America's Supreme Law': https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/the-lives-of-the-constitution/

    Joseph Tartakovsky is the is the James Wilson Fellow in Constitutional Law at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy.

    Ben Weingarten is a Senior Fellow of the London Center for Policy Research and a Senior Contributor to The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter: @bhweingarten.

    'Freeway' by Kurt Vile is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

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    • 38 min
    Leon Kass on How to Lead a Worthy Life - Full Interview

    Leon Kass on How to Lead a Worthy Life - Full Interview

    Leon Kass sits down with Ben Weingarten to discuss his new book 'Leading a Worthy Life', and a series of topics including finding meaning in a modern age, the decline but potential for rebirth of core values and principles of Western civilization, grappling with scientific progress and ethics and much more.

    Learn more in 'Leading a Worthy Life': https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/leading-worthy-life/

    Leon R. Kass is a Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and Hertog Fellow in Social Thought at the American Enterprise Institute.

    Ben Weingarten is a Senior Fellow of the London Center for Policy Research and a Senior Contributor to The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter: @bhweingarten.

    'Freeway' by Kurt Vile is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

    Download 'Freeway' here: tinyurl.com/p4tkyfb

    • 50 min
    Ryan T. Anderson on the Transgender Moment - Full Interview

    Ryan T. Anderson on the Transgender Moment - Full Interview

    Ryan T. Anderson sits down with Ben Weingarten to discuss his new book 'When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment', and a series of topics including the science and politics around transgenderism, stories of those who have detransitioned, the influence of transgender ideology in schools and much more.

    Learn more in 'When Harry Became Sally': https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/when-harry-became-sally-responding-to-the-transgender-moment/

    Ryan T. Anderson William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, and the founder and editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter: @RyanTAnd.

    Ben Weingarten is a Senior Fellow of the London Center for Policy Research and a Senior Contributor to The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter: @bhweingarten.

    'Freeway' by Kurt Vile is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

    Download 'Freeway' here: tinyurl.com/p4tkyfb

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    Conrad Black on Trump's Place in the History of Populism

    Conrad Black on Trump's Place in the History of Populism

    Lord Conrad Black joins Ben Weingarten to discuss Lord Black's essay in “Vox Populi: The Perils and Promises of Populism.” Lord Black and Weingarten discuss a series of topics including the history of American populism and President Donald Trump's place in it, an assessment of Trump's populist political agenda, the poisonous legacy of Watergate, The Resistance, the 2018 midterm elections and much more.

    Learn more about 'Vox Populi': https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/vox-populi-the-perils-promises-of-populism/

    Conrad Black is a British peer, former publisher of numerous publications including The London Daily Telegraph and the Daily Spectator, and a prolific columnist at National Review and elsewhere.

    Ben Weingarten is a Senior Fellow of the London Center for Policy Research and Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media.

    'Freeway' by Kurt Vile is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

    Download 'Freeway' here: https://tinyurl.com/p4tkyfb

    • 34 min
    Sally C. Pipes on The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care - Full Interview

    Sally C. Pipes on The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care - Full Interview

    Sally C. Pipes joins Ben Weingarten to discuss her new Encounter Broadside “The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care”, the state of Obamacare, how staggeringly wrong our politicians were about Medicare and Medicaid, and much more.

    Read 'The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care': https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/false-promise-single-payer-health-care/

    Sally C. Pipes is president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute where she also serves as Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy.

    Ben Weingarten is a Senior Fellow of the London Center for Policy Research and Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media.

    'Freeway' by Kurt Vile is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

    Download 'Freeway' here: https://tinyurl.com/p4tkyfb

    • 33 min
    Glenn Harlan Reynolds on The Judiciary's Class War - Full Interview

    Glenn Harlan Reynolds on The Judiciary's Class War - Full Interview

    Glenn Harlan Reynolds, aka the Instapundit, sits down with Ben Weingarten to discuss his new Encounter Broadside 'The Judiciary's Class War', and a series of topics including the split in the American body politic, class and judicial philosophy, the court's activism on major political issues, and much more.

    Learn more in 'The Judiciary's Class War': https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/judiciarys-class-war/

    Glenn Harlan Reynolds is the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee. He blogs at http://instapundit.com. Follow him on Twitter: @instapundit.

    Ben Weingarten is a Senior Fellow of the London Center for Policy Research and a Senior Contributor to The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter: @bhweingarten.

    'Freeway' by Kurt Vile is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

    Download 'Freeway' here: https://tinyurl.com/p4tkyfb

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