Several weeks ago, we noted that “The Great Debate” by National Affairs editor Yuval Levin was on our nightstand, stating:

“Levin provides an interesting contrast of the principles and ideals that split Burkeans, who are more reactionary in nature, with followers of Paine, who believe that radical change may be necessary, even if such change represents radicalism back towards first principles of government and civil society.”

Yuval Levin and Jonah Goldberg discuss The Great Debate

Yuval Levin speaking about his new book, “The Great Debate” with Jonah Goldberg on C-SPAN’s “After Words” program, December 19, 2013. (Image Source: C-SPAN Video screengrab)

For those who want to learn more about this book, there is an insightful interview between the author, Yuval Levin, and the National Review’s Jonah Goldberg over at C-SPAN. We cut this interesting clip on Levin describing the so-called “great debate” between Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine in his own words.

Be sure to check out the whole thing.