Is the Administrative State Causing American Decline?

COMMENTARY Conservatism

Is the Administrative State Causing American Decline?

Nov 2, 2022 1 min read
Kevin D. Roberts, PhD


Heritage Trustee since 2023
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Americans have been losing trust in key institutions for nearly two generations. The reality is that those institutions—government, media, corporations, and education—have been in a state of decay for decades, the real-world effects of which are beginning to manifest on increasingly large scales.

Dr. Yuval Levin joins today’s episode of The Kevin Roberts Show to detail the origins of the current state of our institutions, why Americans have lost trust in them, and the standards we ought to hold them to.

Yuval shares how his experience becoming a U.S. citizen has informed his worldview and helped to forge his career path defending the constitutional principles we hold dear.

Yuval Levin, Ph.D., is the Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He is the founder and editor of National Affairs and is an opinion writer at the New York Times. Under George W. Bush, Dr. Levin was a member of the White House domestic policy staff and the executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics.

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