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Ill Literacy, Episode XXVII: The Enduring Tension (Guest: Donald J. Devine)

March 24, 2021

In Episode XXVII of Ill Literacy, Tim Benson talks with Donald J. Devine about his new book, “The Enduring Tension: Capitalism and the Moral Order.”

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Donald J. Devine, Senior Scholar at the Fund for American Studies and former director of the Office of Personnel Management under President Ronald Reagan to discuss his new book, The Enduring Tension: Capitalism and the Moral Order. They discuss the mutually sustaining nature of morality and economic freedom, how centralization does not work and how the federal bureaucracy is essentially unfixable. They also chat about how conservatives need to return to the principles of fusionism to re-spark the conservative movement.

Get the book here: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/the-enduring-tension/

Show Notes:

The American Spectator: George Neumayr – The Moral Case for Capitalism

https://spectator.org/donald-devine-enduring-tension-capitalism/

Budget & Tax News: Jane Shaw Stroup – Review: A Devine Defense of the Morality of Capitalism—and Western Civilization

https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/01/review-a-devine-defense-of-the-morality-of-capitalism-and-western-civilization/

The Epoch Times: Herbert W. Stupp – Book Review: ‘The Enduring Tension: Capitalism and the Moral Order’

https://www.theepochtimes.com/book-review-the-enduring-tension-capitalism-and-the-moral-order_3702717.html

Law & Liberty: Donald J. Devine – The Enduring Tension That Is Modern Conservatism

https://lawliberty.org/the-enduring-tension-that-is-modern-conservatism/

Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal: James Davenport – Fusionism, Gratitude, and the New Right

https://kirkcenter.org/reviews/fusionism-gratitude-and-the-new-right/

The Washington Times: Bill Murchison – BOOK REVIEW: 'The Enduring Tension’

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/24/book-review-the-enduring-tension/

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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 @BenceAthwart
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Donald J. Devine was the Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management and President Reagan's chief advisor on Federal civil service personnel matters.
ddevine@tfas.org