Podcast: The Fractured Republic, with Yuval Levin


Mere FidelityOn this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, Andrew, and I are joined by a very special guest, Yuval Levin. We discuss some of the issues raised in his superb new book, The Fractured Republic, and his vision for a healthy future for the conservative movement and for America more generally.

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About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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4 Responses to Podcast: The Fractured Republic, with Yuval Levin

  1. Physiocrat1 says:

    Do you have any substantial disagreements with Levin on the Fractured Republic? It seemed either that everyone was in complete agreement or didn’t want to air their reservations. Also it’s sad to hear you’re likely to emigrate to the US in the near future. We need you in England!

    • I am very sympathetic to Levin’s perspective and largely share his instincts. I am, however, under-persuaded by his proposed solutions, which I fear are too optimistic and don’t sufficiently wrestle with the size and shape of our problems. He tends to address matters primarily at the level of vision and political imagination, without sufficiently appreciating the immense structural problems that we face.

  2. Paul Baxter says:

    I’ll just toss in that this may have been my favorite episode so far.

    I’ll agree with you that Mr Levin was a bit weaker on solutions, but I really enjoyed hearing his perspective.

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