Madison’s Notes

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

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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...
November 19, 2020
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 Politica...
November 9, 2020
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...
October 26, 2020
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....
October 12, 2020
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 th...
September 28, 2020
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 l...
September 14, 2020
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 t...
August 31, 2020
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 an...
August 17, 2020
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,...
August 3, 2020
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: http...
July 23, 2020

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