Dr. David Azerrad joins the Western Canon Podcast to discuss the American spirit and way of life, the conservative movement and the GOP, the future of liberalism, "woke capital," paleoconservatism, and how conservatives can fight back against soft tyranny. Finally, David shares what he feels are the most important works of political philosophy that all young people need to read.
Dr. David Azerrad is an Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C. His research and writing focuses on classical liberalism, conservative political thought and identity politics. Prior to joining Hillsdale, Azerrad was the Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at The Heritage Foundation. He has taught previously at American University and the University of Dallas. A native of Montreal, Azerrad received his B.A. from Concordia University, his M.A. from Carleton University and his Ph.D. in politics from the University of Dallas.
He writes regularly for The Claremont Review of Books, The American Mind, The American Conservative, The Heritage Foundation, National Affairs, The Federalist, The Daily Signal, The Epoch Times, The American Compass, Real Clear Politics, The Washington Times, National Review Online and The London Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and other outlets.
About the Show:
The Western Canon is a monthly podcast dedicated to examining the timeless stories, ideas, and thinkers of the Western literary tradition. Working chronologically through "the great conversation of history," each episode focuses on a distinct canonical work, set of works, or intellectual period. Featuring lively summary, literary analysis, philosophical discussion, and guest commentary, the show also tackles social and political issues related to Western civilization, the modern university, free speech, well-being, and much more. Educate your mind and feed your soul by tuning in with Jordan Alexander Hill, Gina Santiago, and special guests on the 1st of every month!