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Senior Fellow Daniel Cullen recently sat down with JMC board member Wilfred McClay to discuss McClay's new textbook, Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Experience. http://www.jackmillercenter.org/daniel-cullen-wilfred-mcclay-interview-land-of-hope ------------------------------------------------- Wilfred McClay is the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma. His research interests focus on the intellectual and cultural history of the United States, with particular attention to the social and political thought of the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of American religious thought and institutions, and the theory and practice of biographical writing. A recipient of many teaching awards and honors, he has been the recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Academy of Education. Professor McClay previously served on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board for the National Endowment for the Humanities. His book, The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America, won the 1995 Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians for the best book in American intellectual history. Besides Land of Hope, he is the author of  The Student’s Guide to U.S. History, Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America, Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past and Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Public Life in Modern America. ------------------------------------------------- Daniel Cullen is a Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and directs the Project for the Study of Liberal Democracy, a program supporting teaching, scholarship and critical discussion of the principles of constitutional government and the philosophical sources of those principles in the Western intellectual tradition. He teaches a wide variety of courses in the history of political thought, contemporary political ideas. He serves on the board of the Association for Core Texts Studies and Courses, an international organization devoted to the advancement of liberal education. Professor Cullen is the author of Freedom in Rousseau′s Political Philosophy (1993), and has published various essays on Rousseau, Montaigne, democratic theory, liberal education and most recently, on the political philosophy of Roger Scruton. His most recent book is Liberal Democracy and Liberal Education (2016), which he edited and co-authored. He is currently writing a book on the philosophy of Roger Scruton.

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