natural law

David Hume & the Origins of Liberalism with Prof. Aaron Zubia

Professor Aaron Zubia joins Anchoring Truths Podcast host Garrett Snedeker to discuss his newbook analyzing David Hume’s political theory with its implications on liberalism. Professor Zubia gives a glimpse into what the state of affairs was in the age of the Scottish Enlightenment, the ancient and Epicurean roots Hume has, and the modern applications and

2023: A Year in Ideas

In this special “minisode,” JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and Programs Director Daniel Osborne sit down to talk a bit about the ideas and debates that came to characterize 2023. They discuss Mere Natural Law, Originalism, Historicism, and Courage.

Free Speech Sense and Sensibility

It is precious to see so many college administrators, deans, and presidents now honing “principled,” absolutist commitments to freedom of speech on their campuses. When campuses were hosting Dennis Prager, Charles Murray, Charlie Kirk, or Riley Gaines, or even federal appellate court judges, the messages that used to ban or chase them off campus were “hate

Justice Barrett & Rejecting Judicial Supremacy with Prof. Kevin Walsh

Join the Anchoring Truths Podcast team and Professor Kevin C. Walsh from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law for a discussion over Prof. Walsh’s fascinating talk with Justice Amy Coney Barrett. We trace the intellectual origins of judicial supremacy from Lincoln’s time to the years of the Warren Court to our current political moment and discuss the proper role of the Supreme Court to distill what the law means today.

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