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Ill Literacy, Episode 38: America Transformed (Guest: Ronald J. Pestritto)

July 12, 2021

In Episode XXXVIII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Ronald J. Pestritto, author of “America Transformed: The Rise and Legacy of American Progressivism.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Ronald J. Pestritto, Graduate Dean and Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, to discuss his new book, America Transformed: The Rise and Legacy of American Progressivism. They discuss the birth of the Progressive movement, the political philosophies of Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, and the administrative state. They also chat about progressivism and the law, and progressivism in state and local government.

Get the book here: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/america-transformed/

Show Notes:

The Heritage Foundation: Ronald J. Pestritto – “The Birth of the Administrative State: Where It Came From and What It Means for Limited Government”

https://www.heritage.org/political-process/report/the-birth-the-administrative-state-where-it-came-and-what-it-means-limited

The Heritage Foundation: Ronald J. Pestritto & Taylor Kempema – “The Birth of Direct Democracy: What Progressivism Did to the States”

https://www.heritage.org/political-process/report/the-birth-direct-democracy-what-progressivism-did-the-states

The Heritage Foundation: Ronald J. Pestritto – “Woodrow Wilson: Godfather of Liberalism”

https://www.heritage.org/political-process/report/woodrow-wilson-godfather-liberalism

Power Line: How Progressives Transformed America, with R.J. Pestritto

https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/how-progressives-transformed-america-with-r-j-pestritto/

RealClearPublicAffairs: Ronald J. Pestritto – “Why the Early Progressives Rejected American Founding Principles”

https://www.realclearpublicaffairs.com/articles/2021/06/08/why_the_early_progressives_rejected_american_founding_principles_779946.html

Dr. Pestritto’s archive at the Claremont Review of Books

https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/author/ronald-j-pestritto/

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Constitutional Reform
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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department.
TBenson@heartland.org @HeartlandGR
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Dr. Ronald J. Pestritto is Graduate Dean and Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, where he teaches political philosophy, American political thought, and American politics, and holds the Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution.
rpestritto@hillsdale.edu