Friday, April 8, 2016
I had lunch yesterday with Paul Rahe, his wife Laura and their five curious and delightful children, the oldest being a junior in high school. It was great to meet his family and as usual with Paul my thoughts were deeply provoked. We talked mostly of Montesquieu, who is a lot more important than I realized -- even though I thought I understood his important role in the American founding. I found this talk Paul gave a few years ago about Montesquieu and it touches on the high points of his views . . .