David Epstein, author of The Political Theory of The Federalist (1984), joins Bill Kristol to discuss why the work remains a model for political reflection. Epstein explains The Federalist‘s position on separation of powers, the nature of passions,… More
In this Conversation with Bill Kristol, James Ceaser, one of the leading experts on the American Constitution, explains how in 1787 James Madison deliberately encouraged the drafters of the Constitution in Philadelphia and other Americans to conceive of… More
In this episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol, James W. Ceaser, a professor of politics at the University of Virginia, discusses the Federalist‘s case for “rational reverence” for the Constitution. He also explains why the authors of… More
In this segment from Conversations with Bill Kristol, Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield explains the key features of the political science of Federalist.
Panelists were Harvey C. Mansfield, WIlliam Kristol and Amity Shlaes, Discussion of the Federalist, Progressive era, and other constitutional issues.