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Harvey Mansfield

Harvey C. Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government, studies and teaches political philosophy. He has written on Edmund Burke and the nature of political parties, on Machiavelli and[…]

Harvey Mansfield believes nature is on our side.

Question: What's your outlook?

Harvey Mansfield: Optimistic. Because I think the world is ruled by nature and art and chance. And nature is, I think, fundamentally on our side. And art is what we make of it. And chance we can’t predict. So somehow out of those three factors, I’m optimistic.

Recorded on: 6/13/07

 

 

 

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