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The Great Books Podcast

If you believe that politics is downstream of culture, then check out my new podcast, The Great Books. These are weekly, 30-minute conversations with scholars and experts about the books they love. We’ve posted three so far, on Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice, and Xenophon’s Expedition of Cyrus (aka Anabasis). Next week we’ll cover Walt Whitman and future episodes will include Paradise Lost and Beowulf. Subscribe today!

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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Law & the Courts

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Politics & Policy

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