Paul A. Rahe discusses the danger that a consolidation of government poses for the people of the United States, the psychological disposition that makes democratic peoples vulnerable to servile temptation, and the institutions that once, in some measure, shielded Americans from these propensities.
Asserting that the Obama administration is pursuing tyrannical ambitions, he offers some of the reasons why it is now possible for the nation to recover its original liberty.
Dr. Paul A. Rahe
Dr. Paul A. Rahe is a historian of political philosophy, Professor of History and Political Science at Hillsdale College, and author of the study Republics Ancient and Modern: Classical Republicanism and the American Revolution.
His most recent book is Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift.
Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits the Hoover Institution's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, "Uncommon Knowledge."
Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life; It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP; and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.