J. Budziszewski: A Time To Talk Back

J. Budziszewski is a government professor and a nationally known Christian social conservative

“Among his recent books: How to Stay Christian in College, On the Meaning of Sex, Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law. I interviewed Budziszewski in Austin about his critique of the Darwinist theory that underlies many academic ideologies.”

 

J. Budziszewski is a government professor—with an emphasis in political philosophy and ethics—at The University of Texas at Austin and a nationally known Christian social conservative. Among his recent books: How to Stay Christian in College, On the Meaning of Sex, Commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Law. I interviewed Budziszewski in Austin about his critique of the Darwinist theory that underlies many academic ideologies.

You were a socialist at the University of Chicago, but left college after two years. I thought that if I was serious I should get out into the world, mingle with the proletariat, and learn a trade, so I dropped out and that’s what I did.

You moved to Tampa and became a welder. I found a want ad that said, “Welder’s helpers needed. Must be willing to work.” I showed up and said, “I’m willing to work, but I don’t know how to do this.” They didn’t care.

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