Islamic Fanaticism, Presidential Power, the Electoral College, and the Myth of the Entrepreneurial State - 1.10.2021
Host: Larry Bernstein. Guests include Michael McConnell, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Jack Rakove, Robert Hardaway, and Deirdre McCloskey.
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Topic: Executive Power under the Constitution
Bio: Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former Federal Judge in the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Reading: The President who Would Not be King: Executive Power under the Constitution is here.
Q&A for McConnell and Rakove
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Topic: Islamism in France
Bio: Author of Infidel and Heretic. Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and founder of the AHA Foundation. She served as a Member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006. While in Parliament, she focused on furthering the integration of non-Western immigrants into Dutch society, and on defending the rights of Muslim women.
Questions for Ali
Topic: Abolish the Electoral College
Bio: Emeritus Professor of History, Political Science and by courtesy law, William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies at Stanford
Topic: Preserving the Electoral College
Bio: Professor of Law at University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Reading Assignment: The Electoral College and the Constitution: The Case for Preserving Federalism is here and JFK’s reasons he supported the electoral college is here.
Questions for Rakove and Hardaway
Topic: The Myth of the Entrepreneurial State
Bio: Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Reading: The Myth of the Entrepreneurial State is here
Questions for McCloskey