Prof. Charles Kesler, editor of the Claremont Review of Books, and author, most recently, of The Crisis of the Two Constitutions, recently visited Berkeley to give a lecture on his book, and sit down with John Yoo and me to discuss what we’re calling the “Claremont Question,” which is really just a headline for several controversies.

The largest is the “Trump question” and the character of nationalism and populism generally, but we also discuss the controversies over the 2020 election, January 6, and the role of our friend and Claremont colleague John Eastman, who is being dragged through the mud by the vengeful left.

Although we recorded in the early afternoon, our conviviality might make listeners conclude that we had started in with cocktails rather early, but not true!

And our exit music this week is appropriate to our theme: Jonathan Richman’s “Government Center.”

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  1. Quickz Member

    This was great and needed to be two hours long. :)

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  2. Taras Coolidge

    That professor’s comment about taking 800 years to democratize Iraq was actually pretty stupid.

    It took 700 years in England because they were making it up as they were going along, and nobody knew what the goal was, or whether it was worth achieving.  Until quite recently, indeed, “democracy” was a dirty word, literally a term of abuse.

    Actually, Iraq has made enormous strides toward democracy since the invasion, starting  from the dictatorship of the minority, and with reasonably free and fair elections held, most recently, in October of last year.

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