February 3, 2017 – Philosophy on the Right

My guest on this program is Sir Roger Scruton, a writer (who has published over 40 books), conservative philosopher at the University of Buchingham, and a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington D.C. We’ll be talking about his recent book, Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left, in which he examines the fact of a preponderance of humanities academics who are on the left, and challenges the arguments they make for their authority. We’ll also be considering some of the themes in Confessions of a Heretic: Selected Essays, which is due out in America on March 28th.

September 28, 2012 – Conservatism & the Right in American Politics; Tracking Campaign Contributions

In the first half-hour of this program, my guest is Thomas Frank, author of Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right, and What’s the Matter with Kansas? In Pity the Billionaire, Mr. Frank responds to the question, “How is it possible that the disastrous collapse of the free market economy in 2008 could have heralded a popular revival—of the right?” The conclusion he reaches is both surprising and profound.

In the second half-hour, we’ll talk with an editor of The Center for Responsive Politics. Through their website, OpenSecrets.org, they track money in politics. Their mission: Continue reading