The Corner

We Built This City on a Hill

Today’s Between the Covers podcast is with Richard M. Gamble, author of In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth. We discuss where the “city on a hill” metaphor comes from, why Ronald Reagan started using it, and whether the United States really is a city on a hill.

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.