The King’s College is a lot like Hillsdale or Grove City, only it’s in Manhattan right around the corner from Wall Street. Its prior president, Dinesh D’Souza, resigned (Or should I say was resigned? Too bad there’s no passive/middle voice for the verb to resign. It is much needed) after World Magazine published a story which led to a scandal.
Gregory Alan Thornbury is his replacement. Thornbury is a thinking type, not an administrative type, and probably does not measure up to D’Souza in the self-promotion department. But he likes big ideas and that is a welcome variation from the wave of executive managers who now typically gravitate towards the top college administration posts.
Thornbury is also a committed Christian, which is not surprising since King’s is a Christian college, and a Hayekian, which is less expected. We had a delightful chat which ranged widely: St. John’s Apocalypse, The Road to Serfdom, Occupy Wall Street (or what’s left of it), Carl F.H. Henry, Harry Potter, Dr. Who and a whole lot more.
For busy readers, we’ve transcribed the Hayekian bits below. For deeper divers, you can listen to the whole thing right here.
Jerry: What is The King’s College?
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