Special Labor Day Broadcast of Hillsdale Dialogues

September 1, 2014



On September 1, President Larry P. Arnn and Hillsdale College professors Thomas West and Paul Moreno joined Hugh Hewitt on The Hugh Hewitt Show for a special three-hour Labor Day broadcast of the Hillsdale Dialogues. The broadcast began with Dr. Arnn and Dr. West examining the political theory of Karl Marx and the practice of Communism by Lenin and Stalin. Dr. Moreno joined Dr. Arnn during the final hour to discuss the history of the American labor movement, review private and public unionization, and explain the effects thereof on the American workforce.

Topics included:

  • Marxism
  • Communism
  • Dialectical Materialism
  • Leninism
  • History of American Labor
  • The Modern Labor Movement
  • Public and Private Unions

...and more!

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Dr. Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School. He studied in England from 1977-1980. He is currently the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill and is published widely on issues of public policy, history, and political theory. He is a member of the American Political Association, the Mont Pelerin Society, the International Churchill Society, and the Philanthropy Roundtable. He is on the board of directors of The Heritage Foundation, the Henry Salvatori Center of Claremont McKenna College, and the Claremont Institute. Dr. Arnn is also a professor of politics and history at Hillsdale. He teaches courses on Aristotle, Winston Churchill, and the American Constitution.

Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor, and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard by more than 2 million listeners in over 120 cities across the United States. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School since it opened in 1995. Since the debut of his radio show in July, 2000, Professor Hewitt has conducted interviews with government officials from both parties and widely respected analysts, authors, and pundits. Hewitt served for nearly six years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts, including Assistant Counsel in the White House and Special Assistant to two Attorneys General. Hewitt has served as a member of the California Arts Council, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Orange County Children and Families Commission.

Dr. Thomas G. West is the Paul Ermine Potter and Dawn Tibbets Potter Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College and a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute. He received his B.A. from Cornell and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. He served in Vietnam. After teaching at the University of Dallas, he moved to Hillsdale to join the Politics Department, but still continues to teach at the Claremont Institute’s summer Publius and Lincoln Fellows programs. He has been a visiting scholar at the Heritage Foundation and at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of the best seller Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of America. Over the last decade, West’s teaching in American politics has focused on the U.S. Constitution, civil rights, foreign policy, and American political thought.

Dr. Paul D. Moreno holds the William and Bernice Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History at Hillsdale College and is the director of academic programs at the College’s Kirby Center. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York and his M.A. and Ph.D. in history at the University of Maryland. In addition to teaching at Hillsdale for thirteen years, he has held visiting professorships at Princeton University and the University of Paris School of Law. He is the author of Black Americans and Organized Labor: A New History and The American State from the Civil War to the New Deal: The Twilight of Constitutionalism and the Triumph of Progressivism.

Hillsdale Dialogues

A Survey of Great Men, Great Ideas, & Great Books

For the past two years, Dr. Arnn and Hillsdale College faculty have joined Hugh Hewitt to discuss the great men, ideas, and books of Western Civilization. The purpose of the Hillsdale Dialogues is to serve as an introduction and resource for listeners to pursue their study of the great works that form the foundation of the West. Learn more ...