From Hillsdale College:
First Principles on First Fridays
“So Much Triumphalism, So Few Triumphs”
October 1, 2010
In recent decades, both of America's major political parties have sought a permanent realignment by which they could take charge of the government over a long period of time. In this light and with reference to the upcoming midterm elections, this lecture will examine Democratic efforts to expand the administrative state and Republican aspirations to roll it back.
William Voegeli is a visiting scholar at Claremont McKenna College's Henry Salvatori Center and a contributing editor of the Claremont Review of Books. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Loyola University of Chicago. From 1988 to 2003 he was a program officer for the John M. Olin Foundation. He has written for numerous publications, including First Things, National Review, and theLos Angeles Times. Recently he is the author of Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State.