Claremont Review of Books Editor Charles Kesler joined Claremont Institute Fellow Seth Leibsohn on April 6, 2012 for a radio interview on Bill Bennett's Morning in America. You can listen to the full audio file by clicking here. The half-hour discussion covered a variety of subjects relevant to the Claremont Institute and the new book Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, but we've included some choice excerpts below:
"You want to learn about conservatism, you want to
teach others about
conservatism, this is the
book to get."
On States' Rights Conservatism:
"...But States' Rights is not the fundamental principle of the American Republic...individual rights is the fundamental principle of the American Republic."
On Limited Government:
"It's not so much the quantity of government, I think, it's...the purposes of government. If the purposes of government are limited, as they are in the Constitution, then the size of government will be small most of the time, but occasionally it will have to be bigger in a situation of crisis. ...We want a government of limited purposes, but a government that can be strong in effecting those purposes."