The Great Antidote – David French

By The CGO


On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest David French. In their discussion, Juliette and David cover freedom of speech, especially on college campuses, and the freedom of religion.

David Austin French (born January 24, 1969) is an American attorney, political commentator, and author. A fellow at the National Review Institute and a staff writer for National Review from 2015 to 2019, French currently serves as senior editor of The Dispatch.

French graduated summa cum laude from Lipscomb University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then went on to Harvard Law School where he graduated cum laude in 1994 with a Juris Doctor degree.

French has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom,  has lectured at Cornell Law School and spent much of his career working on religious-rights issues. He served as president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). French retired from FIRE in 2005, citing plans to serve in the United States Army Reserve as a judge advocate general officer. French has authored several books including Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War, and A Season for Justice.

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.