Professor Allison Stanger, injured by a mob at Middlebury College who were angry that scholar Charles Murray was allowed to speak, was one of the first to sign on to the Princeton Declaration on Free Speech co-authored by Professors Robert George and Cornel West, from the right and left. But she was far from the last. Here’s a late-breaking update I received from Prof. George: My wonderful staff at Princeton has been working feverishly since the statement was released, but we can’t keep up with the inflow of signatures, media inquiries, etc. We’re working on updating the list of signatories.
Two Christian Princeton professors, Robert George and Cornel West, men of the right and left respectively, have come together in the wake of the Middlebury mob’s physical assault on two scholars to issue a ringing Princeton declaration in favor of free speech: Our willingness to listen to and respectfully engage those with whom we disagree (especially about matters of profound importance) contributes vitally to the maintenance of a milieu in which people feel free to speak their minds, consider unpopular positions, and explore lines of argument that may undercut established ways of thinking. Such an ethos protects us against dogmatism
On Thursday, America’s “most influential conservative Christian thinker” announced his support for Sen. Ted Cruz in the GOP primary race. Professor Robert George once taught Sen. Cruz when Cruz was a student at Princeton University, where Prof. George holds the McCormick Professorship of Jurisprudence. George has more than personal reasons to support Cruz, however, as he has made his opposition to front runner Donald Trump clear in “An Appeal to Our Fellow Catholics,” a National Review article slamming Donald Trump as “manifestly unfit to be president of the United States.” Prof. George praised Cruz’s dedication to the founding principles of
This interview with Katherine Jean Lopez and APP’s founder Prof. Robert George is a must-read: “Gratitude radicalized me.” Back in December, some of us stopped in place and fell to our knees. I happened to be at a conference with many friends, colleagues, and admirers of Princeton professor Robert P. George, when we learned he was in the hospital with heart trouble, and it did not sound good. We prayed. We were not alone. Robby is one of those people, like the late Justice Scalia, who are irreplaceable. (Of course, each of us is, if we only knew it and
Good news: the American Principles Project’s founder, Princeton Prof. Robert George, who was hospitalized earlier this week is now out of danger. Bradford Wilson, the executive director of the James Madison Program at Princeton University, also confirmed that George is “out of danger.” “Although the condition can be life-threatening, we are pleased to report that Professor George now appears to be out of danger, thanks to swift and astute diagnostic work done by the staff of University Medical Center of Princeton before his transfer to Weill Cornell,” Wilson said in a statement posted online. “Although the Superior Mesenteric Artery is
This is the first of a series of interviews with all the candidates (or as many as will agree), an hour-long, fascinating, in-depth exchange between Robby and Ted Cruz. Huckabee is teed up next. Check it out: Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.
You have to read this amazing profile of APP’s founder, and the leader of the Campaign for American Principles. To join Team Robby, go here: Robert P. George is not a political consultant. “I’m not Karl Rove or David—what’s his name?—Axelrod.” In fact, he says, “Any candidate who’d ask me for campaign advice should drop out immediately, because he’s too stupid to be running for president.” Yet few advisers are having more influence on conservative thinking this presidential campaign cycle. The McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, George is an unofficial counselor to several Republican hopefuls, including Ben Carson, Senator
Professor Robert George today announced two things: the first is the release of a statement signed by 60 legal scholars rejecting the idea that in our Republic the Supreme Court gets to decides what the Constitution means and the rest of us just have to submit and accept. “We stand with James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in recognizing that the Constitution is not whatever a majority of Supreme Court justices say it is,” these legal scholars proclaim. Secondly, amazingly, this Princeton professor simultaneously announced he is leading a Campaign for American Principles, which political consultant Frank Cannon describes as “the