Robert Reilly is a writer and senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. He has published on topics of US foreign policy and “war of ideas.” He walks us through his timely new book, America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding, which pushes back on recent theorists who have argued that the American founding brought with it the “Poison Pill” of modern liberalism. He discusses in thorough detail the traditions of thought that lead to the American founding, arguing that it has its roots in Natural Law and the medieval constitutional tradition. In the podcast, we discuss the history of the founding and its central ideas, with an emphasis on the challenge of several contemporary critics of the founding from the Right. We end the podcast with a discussion of how we can recapture the spirit of the founding today.
America on Trial is available for purchase through Ignatius Press here.
Congressman Keith Rothfus joins the AT Podcast for a discussion of the Lincolnian approach to statesmanship and governance, particularly as applies to the issue of abortion, and why it needs to be restored in our political and legal discourse. We also chat about his terms in Congress and what reforms he advocates for a better functioning U.S. House.
Professor Hadley Arkes sits down with the hosts of ISI's Conservative Conversations Podcast to discuss his new book "Mere Natural Law", the mission of JWI, and the place of Natural Law in the conservative legal movement.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have reentered our public discourse due to some fascinating new applications, yet AI’s role in these areas has also made many question the moral place of AI and its implications on our culture beyond these applications. We’ll be discussing these topics and more with one of the foremost experts on AI and tech regulation, Adam Thierer.
Garrett Snedeker sits down with Mark Bauerlein to discuss The New College of Florida, the importance of new alternative educational institutions, and what these kinds of long-term strategies mean for the conservative movement.
The James Wilson Institute’s Mission is to restore to a new generation of lawyers, judges, and citizens the understanding of the American Founders about the first principles of our law and the moral grounds of their own rights.