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Clarke For President!

Derb: You didn’t mention my favorite Arthur C. Clarke novel, Rendezvous with Rama. Its themes of unknowability and the limits of scientific rationalism always have struck me as deeply conservative. Childhood’s End is a great book, too, and so is the short story collection The Nine Billion Names of God.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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