The Rise and Fall of Hope and Change

The Rise and Fall of Hope and Change

Alexis de Toqueville

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The United States Capitol Building

The United States Capitol Building

The Constitutional Convention

The Constitutional Convention

The Continental Congress

The Continental Congress

George Washington at Valley Forge

George Washington at Valley Forge

Friday, March 9, 2012

“So Much Triumphalism, So Few Triumphs”

From Hillsdale College:


First Principles on First Fridays

“So Much Triumphalism, So Few Triumphs”

William Voegeli
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 ThingsNational Review, and theLos Angeles Times. Recently he is the author of Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State.

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