Taxpayers’ revolt: Are constitutional limits desirable? (1978) | ARCHIVES
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Taxpayers’ revolt: Are constitutional limits desirable? (1978) | ARCHIVES

Announcer: From the nation’s capital, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents public policy forums, a series of programs featuring the nation’s top authorities presenting their differing views on the vital issues which confront us. Today’s topic, Taxpayers’ Revolt, are Constitutional Limits Desirable? Peter Hackes: Hardly a day goes by that there isn’t […]

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An Imperial Judiciary: fact or myth? — with Antonin Scalia and Ira Glasser (1978) | ARCHIVES
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An Imperial Judiciary: fact or myth? — with Antonin Scalia and Ira Glasser (1978) | ARCHIVES

Announcer: From the nation’s capital, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents Public Policy Forums, a series of programs featuring the nation’s top authorities presenting their differing views on the vital issues which confront us. Today’s topic “An Imperial Judiciary: Fact or Myth?” Mr. Hackes: For more than a decade there have been […]

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India needs equal rights for all | IN 60 SECONDS
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India needs equal rights for all | IN 60 SECONDS

Are minority rights in India are under threat? In a country known for pluralism, India’s secularists face their biggest challenge yet. Vigilante attacks on Muslims have shocked many Indians. A firebrand Hindu cleric with a thuggish private militia now runs India’s largest state. On social media and TV, Hindu culture warriors promote hardline identity politics. […]

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The higher law and the rights of man in a revolutionary society (1973) | ARCHIVES
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The higher law and the rights of man in a revolutionary society (1973) | ARCHIVES

Announcer: The American Enterprise Institute presents the distinguished lecture series on the Bicentennial of the United States. Our host for this thought-provoking series is Vermont Royster, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist with “The Wall Street Journal,” and Professor of journalism and public affairs at the University of North Carolina. Vermont C. Royster: I’m Vermont Royster. As part […]

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Revolution and the political integration of the enslaved and disenfranchised (1974) | ARCHIVES
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Revolution and the political integration of the enslaved and disenfranchised (1974) | ARCHIVES

Announcer: The American Enterprise Institute presents the Distinguished Lecture Series on the Bicentennial of the United State. Our host for this thought-provoking series is Vermont Royster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with “The Wall Street Journal” and professor of journalism and public affairs at the University of North Carolina. Vermont C. Royster: I’m Vermont Royster with another […]

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Forming a government under the Constitution (1984) | ARCHIVES
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Forming a government under the Constitution (1984) | ARCHIVES

Announcer: From the nation’s capital, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents Public Policy Forums, a series of programs featuring the nation’s top authorities presenting their differing views on the vital issues which confront us. Today’s topic, Forming a Government Under the Constitution. John: This public policy forum, one of a series presented […]

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The revolution of sober expectations (1973) | ARCHIVES
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The revolution of sober expectations (1973) | ARCHIVES

Announcer: The American Enterprise Institute presents the distinguished lecture series on The Bicentennial of the United States. Our host for the thought-provoking series is Vermont Royster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with The Wall Street Journal and professor of journalism and public affairs at the University of North Carolina. Vermont: I’m Vermont Royster with another in the […]

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The Constitution as political theory
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The Constitution as political theory

GARY J. SCHMITT: Good evening everybody. Good evening, and welcome to the American Enterprise Institute and our third annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture. My name is Gary Schmitt. I’m the program director for the project on the Program on American Citizenship here at AEI. It’s a great pleasure to introduce this evening’s speaker, James […]

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The man who made the Constitution relevant again

Walter Berns was at once a scholar and a patriot. And that, unfortunately, in the contemporary world, in the contemporary America, is kind of rare. Patriotism is not natural, but has to be taught or somehow acquired. And the question was then, and I suppose still is: how was this new patriotism to be taught […]

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