“[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 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 […]

Interview with Josh Blackman

On May 11, 2020, the Buckley Program hosted a public lecture with Josh Blackman on the topic “The Constitution in the Time of Coronavirus” as the second edition of our new “What I Would Have Said” lecture series. Professor Blackman specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. He […]