Madison's Notes

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JM
 Jul 20, 2020
Excellent podcast. Great subject material.

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The official podcast of Princeton University's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

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Lincoln at Gettysburg: A Conversation with Allen C. Guelzo
55:22

On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Allen C. Guelzo, Director of the James Madison Program's Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, joins the show to discuss the legacy of the Gettysburg Address and what Lincoln might say to us today.

 

Guelzo's 2013 article for The New York Times: https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/17/lincolns-sound-bite-have-faith-in-democracy/ 

 

Guelzo's 2013 piece in the Claremont Review of Books: https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/a-new-birth-of-freedom/ 

Nov 19, 2020
The Recovery of Family Life: A Conversation with Scott Yenor
51:04

Are transgenderism and feminism at odds? Are we living through another sexual revolution? Why have conservatives been so unsuccessful in fighting the "culture wars"? Scott Yenor, Professor of Political Science at Boise State University, joins Madison's Notes to answer these questions and discuss his new book, "The Recovery of Family Life: Exposing the Limits of Modern Ideologies." 

 

The Recovery of Family Life: https://www.amazon.com/Recovery-Family-Life-Exposing-Ideologies/dp/1481312820 

 

The False Science of Feminism: https://americanmind.org/salvo/the-false-science-of-feminism/ 

Nov 09, 2020
Live Not by Lies: A Conversation with Rod Dreher
58:10

Could totalitarianism take root in America? What does it mean to "live not by lies"? 

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative and the author of several books, including The Benedict Option. He joins the show to answer these questions and discuss his new book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents.

 

Live Not by Lies: https://www.amazon.com/Live-Not-Lies-Christian-Dissidents/dp/0593087399 

 

Solzhenitsyn's 1974 essay: https://archive.org/stream/LiveNotByLies/Live%20Not%20By%20Lies_djvu.txt 

Oct 26, 2020
Supreme Disorder: A Conversation with Ilya Shapiro '99
47:11

Is the Supreme Court too powerful? When did judicial nominations become so contentious? Should we have term limits for judges and justices?

Ilya Shapiro '99, Director of the Cato Institute's Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, joins the show to answer these questions and discuss his new book, Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America's Highest Court.

 

Supreme Disorder: https://www.amazon.com/Supreme-Disorder-Judicial-Nominations-Politics/dp/1684510562

 

"The Brilliance Lives Loudly Within Her": https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-brilliance-lives-loudly-within-her 

Oct 12, 2020
America at the Point of No Return? A Conversation with Michael Anton
50:59

Is America still a democracy? What is at stake in the 2020 presidential election? Michael Anton, Lecturer at Hillsdale College and Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute, joins the show to answer these questions and discuss his new book, "The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return." 

The Flight 93 Election: https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/digital/the-flight-93-election/ 

The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return: https://www.amazon.com/Stakes-2020-Election-Point-Return/dp/1684510619 

Sep 28, 2020
Judge Amy Coney Barrett on "The Constitution as Our Story"
01:01:52

Amy Coney Barrett is a judge on the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2019, Judge Barrett delivered the James Madison Program's Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism. The lecture was entitled "The Constitution as Our Story."

 

The Constitution as Our Story (Video): https://jmp.princeton.edu/events/constitution-our-story 

Sep 14, 2020
Lost in Thought: A Conversation with Zena Hitz
45:39

What are the "great books"? What makes them great? Is the cultivation of an intellectual life especially important to citizens of a democratic republic? Zena Hitz, Tutor at St. John's College, joins the show to discuss all this and more!

 

Lost in Thought: https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Thought-Hidden-Pleasures-Intellectual/dp/0691178712

Aug 31, 2020
Lincoln and the American Founding: A Conversation with Lucas Morel
47:47

What did Abraham Lincoln read? What makes him "America's greatest defender"? What should we do with Confederate memorials? Lucas Morel, the John K. Boardman, Jr. Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, joins the show to discuss all this and more! 

 

"Why Lee should remain a namesake of my university": https://richmond.com/opinion/columnists/lucas-e-morel-column-why-lee-should-remain-a-namesake-of-my-university/article_5d6664f6-00e0-55e7-b567-0a10ae5b3403.html 

Lincoln and the American Founding: https://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-American-Founding-Concise-Library/dp/0809337851 

Aug 17, 2020
Abortion and the Pro-Life Movement: A Conversation with Alexandra DeSanctis
33:42

Alexandra DeSanctis is a Staff Writer for National Review and a Visiting Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. She joins Madison's Notes to discuss abortion, the Pro-Life movement in America, the state of free speech in journalism, and more! 

 

Bari Weiss' letter of resignation: https://www.bariweiss.com/resignation-letter

Aug 03, 2020
Robert P. George and Cornel West: A Plea for Honesty and Courage
09:17

In this special episode of Madison's Notes, Robert P. George and Cornel West urge Americans to be honest and courageous in confronting the challenges we face as a Nation.

 

 

In The Boston Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/15/opinion/unite-country-we-need-honesty-courage/

Jul 23, 2020
God, The Founders, and Natural Law: A Conversation with Phil Muñoz
33:51

How did the American Founders understand religious liberty? Why should students study the Founding? What is the relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz, the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, joins Madison's Notes to discuss these questions and more! 

 

Dr. Muñoz's 2020 Test Lectures: https://jmp.princeton.edu/events/religious-liberty-and-american-founding-natural-rights-and-original-meaning-first-0#video 

Jul 20, 2020
The Founding: A Conversation with Robert P. George
53:43

On July 4, 2000, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions was founded at Princeton University. Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program, returns to Madison's Notes to discuss how and why the Madison Program came to be. After the conversation with Professor George you'll hear Allen C. Guelzo, Director of the Madison Program's Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship, read Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address—a fitting and proper way to celebrate the 4th of July. 

 

Make a gift: https://jmp.princeton.edu/gift 

Jul 04, 2020
Land of Hope: A Conversation with Bill McClay
51:31

Bill McClay is the G. T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma and the author of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story. He joins the show to discuss Land of Hope, the state of the history profession, nationalism, the New York Times' 1619 Project, and more. 

Land of Hope: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/land-of-hope/#:~:text=A%20Refreshing%20Vision%20of%20American%20History&text=In%20Land%20of%20Hope%3A%20An,most%20popular%20U.S.%20history%20textbooks. 

Bill McClay's interview with Daniel Cullen: https://jackmillercenter.org/daniel-cullen-wilfred-mcclay-interview-land-of-hope/ 

Jun 28, 2020
Administrative State 101: A Conversation with Adam J. White
49:03

What is the Administrative State? Where did it come from? Is it a cause for concern or celebration? Adam J. White, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and Director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, answers these questions and more. 

"A Republic, If We Can Keep It" https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/a-republic-if-we-can-keep-it/605887/ 

Jun 15, 2020
Humble Beginnings: A Conversation with Robert P. George
01:01:55

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. In this inaugural episode of Madison's Notes, he speaks about his childhood, his decision to enter academia, the purpose of the university, academic freedom, and more. 

May 27, 2020