The Corner

Classical Liberal Act

Today’s Between the Covers podcast is with Richard Epstein, author of The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government. We discuss whether the Founding Fathers were classical liberals, what’s wrong with the way many conservatives interpret the Constitution, and which Supreme Court justice comes closest to Epstein’s vision of jurisprudence (spoiler alert: it’s Clarence Thomas).

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.