In this sixth and final episode of the RealClearPolitics podcasts on the administrative state, Anthony Mills Tony talks with the Claremont Institute’s John Marini about the origins of the administrative state and the current political scene. A professor of political science at the University of Nevada-Reno, Professor Marini argues that centralized bureaucracy has displaced the Founding Fathers’ vision of a constitutional republic. Their discussion touches on political philosophy, the decline of party politics, and the rise of Donald Trump.
Professor Marini fits the model of the student praised in Chaucer: “gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche.” I have learned much from Professor Marini over the years. I found this podcast well worth my time. If you wish to proceed to an advanced course on the degradation of our constitutional form of government, this podcast may open the doors of perception and move you to further study.