Conversation with Mark Blitz
Mark Blitz and Bill Kristol discuss the often mysterious and daunting Plato and how to approach his work.
00:15 - 14:52
Blitz explains why the Greek philosophers remain an indispensable guide for contemporary life.
14:53 - 24:12
Want to know what courage is? Generosity? A deed well performed? Read Aristotle.
24:12 - 43:57
Kristol and Blitz consider the influence of the great English philosopher on the United States.
43:57 - 56:22
Do the two 19th-century German thinkers matter? Yes they do, claims Blitz, for good and for ill.
56:22 - 1:05:38
Will technological progress transform the fundamental problems of politics? Blitz and Kristol discuss.
1:05:38 - 1:18:13
Why does the German philosopher and radical critic of modernity remain important to study? Blitz comments.
1:18:13 - 1:24:18
Blitz recalls his time studying political philosophy with the legendary Harvard professor.
1:24:18 - 1:30:48
What is the relationship between theory in the classroom and political practice in Washington? Kristol and Blitz assess.
1:30:48 - 1:45:13