Patrick J. Deneen is an Associate Professor of Political Science and holds the David A. Potenziani Memorial Chair of Constitutional Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining the faculty of Notre Dame in 2012, he taught at Princeton University (1997-2005) and Georgetown University (2005-2012), where he held the Markos and Eleni Tsakapoulos-Kounalakis Chair in Hellenic Studies. From 2005-2007 he served as principle Speechwriter and Special Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Information Agency, Joseph Duffey.
Deneen's intellectual interests and publications are ranging, including ancient political thought, American political thought, religion and politics and literature and politics. He has written four books and edited three others. His books include The Odyssey of Political Theory, Democratic Faith, Conserving America?, and most recently, Why Liberalism Failed, published in January 2018 by Yale University Press.
He teaches across his areas of interest, and offers regular courses with titles such as "Political Theory," "Constitutionalism, Law and Politics," "Liberalism and Conservatism," "The End of Education," "The American Regime," and "Tocqueville's Democracy in America."
February 22nd, 2018 | 25 mins 23 secs
catholic, conservative, history, liberal, philosophy, politics
We sit down with Patrick J. Deneen, associate professor of political science, acting director (Spring 2018) of the Center for Ethics and Culture, and author of "Why Liberalism Failed" (Yale University Press, 2018).