Irving Kristol’s protege wants to make Christian Zionism into the American state religion.
By Andrew Sullivan, Weekly Dish
Yoram Hazony is a philosopher, Bible scholar, and political theorist. He founded the Shalem Center, a research institute in Israel, and he’s currently president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem and serves as chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation in DC. The author of many books, including The Virtue of Nationalism, his most recent is Conservatism: A Rediscovery. He is one of the most compelling writers in the “post-liberalism” camp on the right. I think you’ll find I challenged him on everything.
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Other topics: woke neo-Marxism, the creative tension of the Constitution, Reaganism, Netanyahu, and thinkers including Burke, Hume and Jefferson.
Speaking of big thinkers, we just transcribed our episode with Francis Fukuyama, who discussed the various threats to liberal democracy. Here’s a snippet where he talks about the “men without chests”:
Back to the post-liberals, a listener dissents over the Dish platforming them lately: