The Academy of Philosophy & Letters

"Men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." – Edmund Burke

Member Lectures

Podcast interview about the life and work of Irving Babbitt.

        Eric Adler, Richard Gamble, and William S. Smith

        Encounters, November 12, 2021

Podcast interview about The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today.

        Eric Adler

        The New Thinkery, November 10, 2021

Podcast interview about Democracy and Imperialism: Irving Babbitt and Warlike Democracies.

William S. Smith

First Things Podcast, October 1, 2020

New Podcast: Center for the Study of Statesmanship

Claes Ryn, William S. Smith, and Justin Logan

Encounters, September 17, 2020

Podcast interview about Why Associations Matter: The Case for First Amendment Pluralism.

Luke C. Sheahan

The Beatrice Institute Podcast, October 5, 2020

Podcast interview about The Historical Mind: Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age.

Justin Garrison and Ryan Holston, editors

“Conversations with Mark Bauerlein,” First Things Podcast, July 23, 2020

Pluralism and Democracy: Two Perspectives

Luke C. Sheahan

Leadership Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Monday, January 27, 2020

Speech at VMI

Walter McDougall

Virginia Military Institute, Jackson Memorial Hall, September 28, 2017

“Populism and Place”

Michael Federici

6th Annual Front Porch Republic Meeting at The University of Notre Dame, October 8, 2016

“Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness”

Jay Schalin

First Things auditorium in New York City, October 5, 2016

“Academic Freedom in the Age of Political Correctness”

Jay Schalin (debate with  Academe editor and blogger John K. Wilson)

UNC Chapel Hill, September 26, 2016

“Realism & Restraint: A New Way Forward for American Foreign Policy”

Daniel McCarthy

“The Constitution & Religion: Allies, Adversaries, or Something Else”

Bruce P. Frohnen

Interview: Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Bradley J. Birzer

Interview: How to Make a Home Where You Live

Mark T. Mitchell

Who Was the MVP of the American Founding: Alexander Hamilton or Thomas Jefferson?

Michael Federici

Poetry Reading from The Violent and the Fallen

James Matthew Wilson

Was World War I a War of Religion?

Richard Gamble

Atheism and Theism: A Dialogue

Robert C. Koons

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