“[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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An Interview with Ilya Shapiro

On September 13, 2022 the Buckley Program at Yale hosted Ilya Shapiro and Robert Leider with Yale Law Professor E. Donald Elliott for a Supreme Court Roundup Discussion on Dobbs, Bruen, and West Virginia. Mr. Shapiro is a senior fellow and director of constitutional studies at the Manhattan Institute. Previously he was executive director and…

An Interview with Josh Hammer

“When the Left is throwing everything they have at us, and they are, it simply calls for a more vigorous, more muscular response. Conservatives, or right-of-center people, or whatever you want to call us, have to be willing to use power a little more pragmatically and prudentially to achieve our ends.”