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The New Thinkery

Nov 24, 2021

This week, the guys are joined by Claremont Institute Senior Fellow Glenn Ellmers, an expert on the teachings and life of the renowned Harry V. Jaffa. Together, the group talk about Ellmers' new book The Soul of Politics: Harry V. Jaffa and the Fight for America. They touch on Jaffa's life, the biggest influences on...


Nov 17, 2021

This week, the guys are joined once again by Dr. Michael P. Zuckert. The group discuss the Gettysburg Address and its philosophic underpinnings, as well as covering the surrounding history.

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Nov 10, 2021

This week, the guys are joined by Dr. Eric Adler, professor and chair of Classics at the University of Maryland to discuss his new book, The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today. The group tackle one of the largest questions looming over higher education: what should...


Nov 3, 2021

 

The guys finally get around to tackling Plato’s Republic, the first and greatest work of political philosophy. With wide-ranging themes and topics, the Republic situates political life at the core of the question of our place in the world. The guys give a synopsis of the text and their initial impressions in this...


Oct 27, 2021

As Halloween approaches, the guys turn their attention to some spooky literature. This time, they're joined by Dr. Justin Gottschalk as they delve into Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The group touch on the history of the book, as well as what makes it scary under the surface.

 

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