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Conservative Minds

Corey Astill and Kyle Sammin

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Conservative Minds
Conservative Minds

Conservative Minds

Corey Astill and Kyle Sammin

9
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17
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Welcome to Conservative Minds – a podcast dedicated to examining conservative intellectual history to determine the core values of American conservatism. What does it mean to call yourself a conservative? What did it mean in prior times and how did we get where we are today? We explore these questions and more by turning to conservative political thinkers from the past and present. Each episode we select readings and conduct a discussion to share with you our investigation.

Latest Episodes

Episode 38: Oren Cass - Once and Future Worker

Cass argues that work matters. Trade, efficiency gains, and immigration have led to growth in GDP, but he says we gave up something. The labor market can no longer allow families and communities to support themselves. And, without stable families and communities, economic opportunity vanishes. The alternative is to place the renewal of work and family at the center of public policy.

49 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 38: Oren Cass - Once and Future Worker

Episode 37: Patrick Deneen - Why Liberalism Failed

According to Deneen, liberalism has failed because it was true to itself. The Left and Right cooperate in the expansion of both statism and individualism. The liberal state both creates the individual and secures the free market through the increasingly massive and all-encompassing Leviathan. Both the free market and individual liberty have a solvent effect on traditional relationships and the social fabric.

48 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 37: Patrick Deneen - Why Liberalism Failed

Episode 36: Ludwig von Mises - Liberalism

Von Mises argues that the created wealth of our time can be traced back to classical liberal/capitalist institutions. Even writing in 1927, he noted how the standard of living had risen far above that which just a few generations ago was possible only to the rich and privileged. He evaluates the collectivist ideologies of the Right and Left and finds them inferior to private ownership of property and a free market.

40 MINNOV 11
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Episode 36: Ludwig von Mises - Liberalism

Episode 35: Yoram Hazony - Virtue of Nationalism

Hazony argues that, for centuries, Western nations have been characterized by a struggle between two antithetical visions of world order: nationalism and imperialism. Nationalism, for him, involves nations that are able to chart their own independent course by cultivating their own traditions and pursuing their own interests without interference. In contrast, imperialism involves peoples united under a single regime of law and maintained by a single supranational authority. He argues that nationalism, built on mutual human loyalty to family and tribe, represents the true foundation of political order. No universal ideology - not Christianity, liberalism, Marxism - has succeeded in eliminating the intense human desire to protect and strengthen the tribe.

44 MINNOV 4
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Episode 35: Yoram Hazony - Virtue of Nationalism

Episode 34: Season 2 Recap

This episode we take stock of what we learned about conservative thought from our Season 2 books.

47 MINSEP 29
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Episode 34: Season 2 Recap

Episode 33: Randy Barnett - Restoring the Lost Constitution

Barnett believes that American citizens of today have not truly consented to be governed. As a result, the Constitution must provide sufficient procedural assurances to protect rights. Indeed, the protection of rights is the only function that justifies restricting personal freedom. He also argues that erroneous Supreme Court precedent has granted plenary power to Congress to regulate in contradiction to the plain reading of the Constitution. The upshot is a weakened state and local governing structure, whereby the people must look to Washington, D.C. for all laws and regulations.

51 MINSEP 16
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Episode 33: Randy Barnett - Restoring the Lost Constitution

Episode 32: Michael Oakeshott - Rationalism in Politics

For Michael Oakeshott, conservatism is not a creed or a doctrine but a disposition of contentment. A conservative prefers the familiar to the unknown and the tried to the untried. It is a propensity to use and enjoy what is available, rather than to wish for something other than what you have. Oakeshott posits a minimalist role for government that allows people to live their lives as they see fit.

44 MINSEP 1
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Episode 32: Michael Oakeshott - Rationalism in Politics

Episode 31: Alexander Hamilton & James Madison - Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers are 85 letters written under the pen name “Publius”. Publius was the joint creation of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Originally intended as an attempt to influence the people of New York to ratify the new Constitution, the Federalist Papers came to be the best contemporary explanation of that document by men who had an outsized role in drafting it. These essays explain the ideas behind the Constitution and the reasoning that led to the choices made in the convention of 1787. Thomas Jefferson would later call it "the best commentary on the principles of government which ever was written."

50 MINAUG 18
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Episode 31: Alexander Hamilton & James Madison - Federalist Papers

Episode 30: David Brooks - The Social Animal

Brooks uses ficticious characters as a vehicle to convey social science research and share his reformicon political philosophy. He focuses on preparing people for jobs in the technology economy.

49 MINAUG 11
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Episode 30: David Brooks - The Social Animal

Episode 29: Allan Carlson - From Cottage to Workstation

Carlson tells us the story of the evolution of the modern family. It has gone from a bedrock assumption shared throughout human history to an institution under seige. Carlson walks us through the challenges and maps the ground shifting underneath the family. He sees industrialization as the most prominent destabilizing factor.

46 MINAUG 5
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Episode 29: Allan Carlson - From Cottage to Workstation

Latest Episodes

Episode 38: Oren Cass - Once and Future Worker

Cass argues that work matters. Trade, efficiency gains, and immigration have led to growth in GDP, but he says we gave up something. The labor market can no longer allow families and communities to support themselves. And, without stable families and communities, economic opportunity vanishes. The alternative is to place the renewal of work and family at the center of public policy.

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Episode 38: Oren Cass - Once and Future Worker

Episode 37: Patrick Deneen - Why Liberalism Failed

According to Deneen, liberalism has failed because it was true to itself. The Left and Right cooperate in the expansion of both statism and individualism. The liberal state both creates the individual and secures the free market through the increasingly massive and all-encompassing Leviathan. Both the free market and individual liberty have a solvent effect on traditional relationships and the social fabric.

48 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 37: Patrick Deneen - Why Liberalism Failed

Episode 36: Ludwig von Mises - Liberalism

Von Mises argues that the created wealth of our time can be traced back to classical liberal/capitalist institutions. Even writing in 1927, he noted how the standard of living had risen far above that which just a few generations ago was possible only to the rich and privileged. He evaluates the collectivist ideologies of the Right and Left and finds them inferior to private ownership of property and a free market.

40 MINNOV 11
Comments
Episode 36: Ludwig von Mises - Liberalism

Episode 35: Yoram Hazony - Virtue of Nationalism

Hazony argues that, for centuries, Western nations have been characterized by a struggle between two antithetical visions of world order: nationalism and imperialism. Nationalism, for him, involves nations that are able to chart their own independent course by cultivating their own traditions and pursuing their own interests without interference. In contrast, imperialism involves peoples united under a single regime of law and maintained by a single supranational authority. He argues that nationalism, built on mutual human loyalty to family and tribe, represents the true foundation of political order. No universal ideology - not Christianity, liberalism, Marxism - has succeeded in eliminating the intense human desire to protect and strengthen the tribe.

44 MINNOV 4
Comments
Episode 35: Yoram Hazony - Virtue of Nationalism

Episode 34: Season 2 Recap

This episode we take stock of what we learned about conservative thought from our Season 2 books.

47 MINSEP 29
Comments
Episode 34: Season 2 Recap

Episode 33: Randy Barnett - Restoring the Lost Constitution

Barnett believes that American citizens of today have not truly consented to be governed. As a result, the Constitution must provide sufficient procedural assurances to protect rights. Indeed, the protection of rights is the only function that justifies restricting personal freedom. He also argues that erroneous Supreme Court precedent has granted plenary power to Congress to regulate in contradiction to the plain reading of the Constitution. The upshot is a weakened state and local governing structure, whereby the people must look to Washington, D.C. for all laws and regulations.

51 MINSEP 16
Comments
Episode 33: Randy Barnett - Restoring the Lost Constitution

Episode 32: Michael Oakeshott - Rationalism in Politics

For Michael Oakeshott, conservatism is not a creed or a doctrine but a disposition of contentment. A conservative prefers the familiar to the unknown and the tried to the untried. It is a propensity to use and enjoy what is available, rather than to wish for something other than what you have. Oakeshott posits a minimalist role for government that allows people to live their lives as they see fit.

44 MINSEP 1
Comments
Episode 32: Michael Oakeshott - Rationalism in Politics

Episode 31: Alexander Hamilton & James Madison - Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers are 85 letters written under the pen name “Publius”. Publius was the joint creation of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Originally intended as an attempt to influence the people of New York to ratify the new Constitution, the Federalist Papers came to be the best contemporary explanation of that document by men who had an outsized role in drafting it. These essays explain the ideas behind the Constitution and the reasoning that led to the choices made in the convention of 1787. Thomas Jefferson would later call it "the best commentary on the principles of government which ever was written."

50 MINAUG 18
Comments
Episode 31: Alexander Hamilton & James Madison - Federalist Papers

Episode 30: David Brooks - The Social Animal

Brooks uses ficticious characters as a vehicle to convey social science research and share his reformicon political philosophy. He focuses on preparing people for jobs in the technology economy.

49 MINAUG 11
Comments
Episode 30: David Brooks - The Social Animal

Episode 29: Allan Carlson - From Cottage to Workstation

Carlson tells us the story of the evolution of the modern family. It has gone from a bedrock assumption shared throughout human history to an institution under seige. Carlson walks us through the challenges and maps the ground shifting underneath the family. He sees industrialization as the most prominent destabilizing factor.

46 MINAUG 5
Comments
Episode 29: Allan Carlson - From Cottage to Workstation
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