“[D]emocracy can itself be as tyrannical as a dictatorship, since it is the extent, not the source, of government power that impinges on freedom.”

-William F. Buckley, Jr., God and Man at Yale\

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Interview with Professor Todd Zywicki

On February 11, the Buckley Program hosted a Firing Line Debate on the direct election of senators between Professor Todd Zywicki and Professor David Schleicher. Professor Zywicki is a law professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia School of Law, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, and former Executive Director at the George Mason […]

Interview with Ryszard Legutko

On May 28, 2020, the Buckley Program hosted a public lecture with Ryszard Legutko on the topic “The Specter of New Despotism: On Similarities between Communism and Liberal Democracy.” Ryszard Legutko is a professor of philosophy at Jagellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and the author of The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies. He […]