The Political Lessons of The Federalist

David Epstein, "The Political Ideas of The Federalist," Conversations with Bill Kristol, August 12, 2021.

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, ambitions, and interests, and other central topics in the work.

Conversations with Bill Kristol