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Political Science

Today’s Between the Covers podcast with with Mary Ann Glendon, author of The Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt. We discuss how intellectuals contribute to public life, what her experience as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican taught her about politics, and whether William F. Buckley Jr. was right to say he’d rather be ruled by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone book than by the Harvard faculty.

John J. Miller — 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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Why Is Lin-Manuel Miranda Throwing Away His Shot?

Everybody needs a vacation, and after Hamilton maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda needed one more than most. At some point, though, relaxing becomes loafing. Miranda has a wonderful gift, but what he’s done with it lately is unconscionable. This week marks four years since Miranda’s musical masterpiece Hamilton ... Read More