Recalling Harry Jaffa on the Radio

Seth Leibsohn of the great Patriot Radio KKNT in Arizona graciously hosted me for an entire hour last night to talk further about the wisdom of our teacher Harry Jaffa. It’s pretty tricky trying to do deep-dish political philosophy on the radio, but we gave it a shot.

We were pretty hard on Republicans and conservatives not merely for failing to “communicate” what is wrong these days, but for failing to understand what exactly should be communicated. Maybe we just need someone to embrace Jaffa’s most famous line, as rendered by Barry Goldwater: “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. . . Moderation in the defense of justice is no virtue.” (For more background on that famous phrase, see this article.)

Anyway, here’s the sound file: