American government today is much different from the constitutional republic outlined in The Federalist Papers—which relies on structure, representation, and limitations on the functions of the federal government. Administrative regulations and entitlements are two distinguishing features of modern government. These new features require a kind of government that is unlimited, disregards separation of powers, and violates the supreme law under which it claims to operate.
Q & A Session
There is no quiz for this concluding lecture.
About the Professor
Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College.
He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from the Claremont Graduate School.
From 1977 to 1980, he also studied at the London School of Economics and at Worcester College, Oxford University, where he served as director of research for Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill.
From 1985 until his appointment as president of Hillsdale College in 2000, he was president of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy.
He is the author of Liberty and Learning: The Evolution of American Education; The Founders’ Key: The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution; and Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Govern