Last week we posted Peter Robinson’s interview with Paul Rahe. Given our format, the interview rotated off the site after a few days. We should have another installment of Uncommon Knowledge next week. In the meantime, here is the interview with Professor Rahe, once more once, after a brief introduction.
Paul Rahe is one of the country’s most distinguished scholars, but he has also proved to be a natural blogger as well. He is an incredibly hard-hitting academic, now posting regularly at Big Government and at Ricochet.
In this installment of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter Robinson begins with Professor Rahe’s scholarship on the history of republics and a discussion of Sparta. He leads the discussion to our current predicament in the United States, covering ground from the Founders to the Progressives, from Ronald Reagan to Paul Ryan and the Age of Obama. Recorded live before an audience at Hillsdale on October 3, the video is 50 minutes long and worth every minute. Through our arrangement with the Hoover Institution, we are pleased to present it in its entirety.