Interviews

Short Video: Sophia Aguirre on the Family and Economic Growth
By David Kidd on January 25, 2011

Dr. Sophia AguirreSophia Aguirre gives an account of the importance of the institution of the family for an economy's growth.

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Short Video: Randall Strahan on Political Parties and Partisanship
By David Kidd on January 11, 2011

Randall StrahanRandall Strahan reflects on political parties as part of the American political process, and speaks to today's intense partisanship.

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Short Video: Walter McDougall on Early American Ideals and Foreign Policy
By David Kidd on January 05, 2011

Walter McDougallWalter McDougall reflects on how early American leaders' understanding of America's unique role in the world shaped their foreign policy.

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Short Video: Robert P. George on the Separation of Church and State
By David Kidd on November 22, 2010

This summer the Lehrman Center recorded 32 short videos of scholars talking about a host of different topics.  Here's the first in what will be a series of short, pithy introductions to important subjects.

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A Posthumous Interview with John Henry Newman: On Universities
By Gary Scott on September 21, 2010

An exclusive with the newly beatified Cardinal Newman.

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An Interview with J. Budziszewski
By Steven McGuire on August 13, 2010

Lehrman Fellow Steven McGuire interviews J. Budziszewksi, Professor, Departments of Government and Philosophy about the natural law.

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An Interview with Walter McDougall
By Phil Hamilton on March 24, 2010

McDougallPhil Hamilton interviewed Walter A. McDougall last month about American history, his work as a teacher and writer, and about the profession of history in general.  Dr. McDougall is Professor of History and the Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is the author of seven books, including most recently Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 (2008).   In 1986, Dr. McDougall won the Pulitzer Prize for The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age.  He was a Teaching Fellow at the Lehrman American Studies Center’s 2009 Summer Institute at Princeton University.

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An Interview with Andrew Yuengert
By Gabriel Martinez on February 09, 2010

Dr. Andrew YuengertAndrew Yuengert is an economist.  But he's also steeped in the philosophy of his discipline and is well known as one of the few who think deeply into its foundations and its proper relation with ethics . A Professor of Economics at Pepperdine with a PhD from Yale (and a past-President of the Association of Christian Economists), he has written The Boundaries of Technique: Ordering Positive and Normative Concerns in Economic Research, from Lexington Books, and Inhabiting the Land: the Case for the Right to Migrate, published by the Acton Institute for Religion and Liberty.  He is currently researching a book on relationship between economic theories of choice and the Aristotelian concept of practical wisdom, and graciously agreed to answer a few questions about the love of his (intellectual) life.

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An Interview with George H. Nash
By Lee Trepanier on January 27, 2010
George Nash

This winter, George H. Nash, an authority on the life of President Herbert Hoover and author of The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 and Reappraising the Right: The Past and Future of American Conservatism, agreed to allow me to interview him.  Dr. Nash is an independent scholar, historian, and lecturer, with specialties in twentieth century American political and intellectual history.   He is a senior fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in Mecosta, Michigan, and guest lecturer at the Lehrman American Studies Center's summer institute at Princeton University.

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