Israeli political philosopher Yoram Hazony (’86) discusses the Enlightenment, the American Founding, his latest book: Conservatism: A Rediscovery, and Conservatism’s past and future.

Dr. Hazony is the the President of the Herzl Institute, based in Jerusalem, and the chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation, a public affairs institute based in Washington D.C., which recently hosted the popular National Conservatism Conference in Miami, FL.

Rob’s off on vacation, but Peter’s back from the Promised Land! Thankfully you won’t have to wait until his next episode of Uncommon Knowledge is released to hear from Yoram Hazony, author of Conservatism: A RediscoveryYoram has revisited the past in the hopes of finding something new that conservatives will desperately need in order to offer something other than a another variant of liberalism. He answers his many critics and considers a plausible path of resistance against the progressive threat.

Later, Peter describes his faith-strengthening visit to Israel and James recounts the excitement of his chance to meet Ricochet members in New York. Plus, what’s the deal with Humphrey Bogart!?

Yoram Hazony is the President of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem and Chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation. In 2018, Yoram wrote The Virtue of Nationalism, which caused quite a stir yet was selected as the Conservative Book of the Year.

His latest is Conservatism: A Rediscovery, released today. In it, he argues that American conservatism isn’t identical to “classical” liberalism, as is popularly thought. Instead, he argues we should return to the empiricist, religious, and nationalist traditions of America and Britain. So what exactly is nationalism? We answer that as well.

Then Jon riffs on the news of the past few days, including the shootings in Buffalo and California, Pennsylvania primaries, and the gloom finally hitting Russian media. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Through and Through” by Object of Affection.