Chris Flannery made an appearance in this special edition of the American Mind podcast for a revelatory discussion on multiculturalism, the American Founding, and the revisionist 1619 Project spearheaded by The New York Times Magazine. Chris is joined by Claremont Institute President Ryan Williams, Chairman Tom Klingenstein, and scholars Lucas Morel, as well as the likes of Newt Gingrich, Allen Guelzo, Heather Mac Donald, Wilfred McClay, and Peter Wood. It is narrated by James Poulos, Executive Editor of the American Mind. Listen below and read the complete transcript here.

“The founding was a remarkable accomplishment of statesmanship. And its justice was precisely in the principle of the Declaration of Independence, that all men are created equal, creating a country founded on that principle, and then making these very difficult and complicated statesman-like choices that had to be made to bring that principle into political reality as much as could be done under the very limiting circumstances in which they found themselves.

So this view is that the Founders certainly believed that all men are created equal applied to all men, of all colors, always and everywhere; and that that principle in fact is true; and that the country really is founded on it.”

—Chris Flannery