James Piereson is a Senior Fellow at The Manhattan Institute and author (most recently) of Shattered Consensus (Encounter).
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Features May 2020
George Will’s “conservatism”
On The Conservative Sensibility, by George F. Will.
Features January 2020
The idea of an American nation
On the genesis of the American nation-state.
Books November 2019
Barbarians in the academy
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Sep 19, 2020
A recess appointment for the Ginsburg seat?
On the President’s options for replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Mar 08, 2020
Is Joe Biden Tommy Smothers?
On the rhetorical style of the former Vice President.
Nov 27, 2019
Is it possible to impeach a president in a full employment economy?
On impeachment precedent in economies good and bad.
January 09, 2020
James Piereson on the idea of an American nation
James Piereson, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discusses the genesis of the American nation-state. Audio taken from The New Criterion’s “Sovereignty or Submission” conference in Washington, D.C.
An adapted form of this address appeared in the January 2020 issue of The New Criterion as “The idea of an American nation.”
February 28, 2019
James Piereson & James Panero discuss the Trump presidency
October 06, 2017
“Populism & its critics”
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The New Criterion and The Social Affairs Unit hosted “Populism and its critics” on September 29, 2017. The symposium brought together preeminent conservative thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic to discuss the rise of President Donald Trump, Brexit, and the overarching populist movements that enabled both. Please enjoy the symposium as a podcast or video below, or listen on our iTunes podcast channel here.