How to Understand Politics: Hertog Conversations with Harvey Mansfield

Harvey Mansfield

Hertog Foundation | 2020

In this conversation, political theorist Harvey Mansfield discusses the need to conceive of politics as an inquiry into, and based upon, a robust understanding of the human soul and person. Drawing from classical political thought and great literature, Dr. Mansfield contrasts this rich conception of the task of politics to the conception of politics as a strict science.

This conversation was recorded via Zoom on June 16, 2020, and was moderated by Cheryl Miller (Hertog Foundation). This conversation was part of the 2020 Political Studies Program. 

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