Clifford Orwin

Clifford Orwin

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Clifford Orwin is a professor of political science, classics, and Jewish studies at the University of Toronto. He is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper of record, and to numerous American publications. He is the author of The Humanity of Thucydides (Princeton University Press, 2nd ed., 1997) and coeditor and coauthor of The Legacy of Rousseau (University of Chicago Press, 1997); he has also written dozens of articles on classical, modern, contemporary, and Jewish political thought. He is currently completing a book for the general reader entitled Deeply Compassionate. He received his BA in history from Cornell University and his MA and PhD in political science from Harvard University and has taught as a visitor at Harvard and Chicago as well as in Jerusalem, Paris, and Lisbon.

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The Fall of Compassionate Conservatism

by Clifford Orwinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, September 29, 2011

George W. Bush first embraced the idea and then let it die.

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The Fall of Compassionate Conservatism

by Clifford Orwinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, September 29, 2011

George W. Bush first embraced the idea and then let it die...

2012: The Rock, Paper, Scissors Election?

by Clifford Orwinvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Only a fool or a pundit would predict the outcome of the 2012 American Presidential election. I’m not much of a pundit, but I am a fool, so here are my predictions. I call it the Rock, Paper, Scissors election (and yes, I have registered that name). It works like this.

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2012: The Rock, Paper, Scissors Election?

by Clifford Orwinvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Only a fool or a pundit would predict the outcome of the 2012 American Presidential election. I’m not much of a pundit, but I am a fool, so here are my predictions. I call it the Rock, Paper, Scissors election (and yes, I have registered that name). It works like this...

Endangered Virtues

by Bruce Berkowitz, Russell Muirhead, Clifford Orwin, Harvey C. Mansfield, Diana Schaub, James W. Ceaser, William Damon, Gerard V. Bradley, Tod Lindbergvia Analysis
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Endangered Virtues essay series is an online volume, written by members of Hoover’s Boyd and Jill Smith Task Force on Virtues of a Free Society that rests on several shared convictions: that the American constitutional tradition is a source of wisdom about the mutual dependence of liberty and virtue and the tension between them; that the tradition places primary responsibility for the cultivation of the virtues on which liberty depends not on government but on the institutions of civil society, particularly the family and faith but also on education, work, and civic life; that in recent decades and owing to a variety of causes—social, cultural, economic, and political—those virtues and the sources that sustain have been exposed to danger and are weakening; and that renewing the virtues and the sources that sustain them is an urgent task.

Compassionate Conservatism, An Idea in Tension

by Clifford Orwinvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, April 25, 2011

In our previous segment we discussed the political backdrop of George W. Bush’s project of "compassionate conservatism" and promised that in this installment we would explore the intellectual one.

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Compassionate Conservatism, An Idea in Tension

by Clifford Orwinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, April 22, 2011

Can a house divided between conflicting defining ideas stand...?

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Compassionate Conservatism, An Idea in Tension

by Clifford Orwinvia Defining Ideas
Friday, April 22, 2011

Can a house divided between conflicting defining ideas stand?

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Compassionate Conservatism: A Primer

by Clifford Orwinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The historical and political origins of a philosophy...

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Compassionate Conservatism: A Primer

by Clifford Orwinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The historical and political origins of a philosophy.

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