King’s Faculty Discuss American Politics on Wilkow!
Professors Corbin and Parks on GBTV
Following the release of Keeping Our Republic: Principles for a Political Reformation, King’s Professors David Corbin and Matthew Parks have been asked to comment on current political issues from the deficit to the 2012 presidential election. Most recently, the two appeared on Wilkow!, a conservative political talk show hosted by Andrew Wilkow.
Professor David Corbin, also the Program Chair of the School of Public Service, visited Wilkow! to talk about the 2012 presidential elections following the first of three presidential debates. Commenting on Mitt Romney’s performance, widely seen as a victory, Professor Corbin said,
“What we saw last night is Mitt Romney capture the narrative of this race. And the narrative of this race now is that this country is a mess, and there are two ways out of this mess. There is the individual who has been leading you for four years and leading you into more of a mess, or there is another way, an American way. So it is not simply that Romney defeated Obama last night; Mitt Romney’s narrative took over this campaign.”
When Professor Parks visited Wilkow!, the conversation centered on the middle class and government. Professor Parks commented on the public debate surrounding redistribution saying, “The conservative vision is that you work hard, your family is rewarded with that, your neighbors, your community, and your church benefits, and private associations grow and flourish.”
Since publishing Keeping Our Republic in 2011, both authors have published in numerous outlets like The Washington Times, Worldmag.com, First Thoughts Blog, and Townhall.com on issues of American politics. Professor Corbin said of the Wilkow! appearances that “this really marks the beginning of our efforts in that our goal in writing the book was to recover the American Founders and Lincoln's ‘republican’ worldview so that it could be better employed by our nation's leaders and citizenry moving forward.”
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