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The Progressive Paradox

The new Bookmonger podcast is with Thomas C. Leonard, author of Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era. We discuss who the Progressives were a century ago, how they compare to the people who call themselves Progressives today, and why the early Progressives became attracted to eugenics–and what lessons their experience holds for today.

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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