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  • emThe Vanishing Congressem
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    The Vanishing Congress

    Jeff Bergner talked about his book, The Vanishing Congress: Reflections on Politics in Washington in which he compared the Congress of today with what the Founders envisioned.

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  • Preserving the Constitution
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    Preserving the Constitution

    Panelists talked about whether the U.S. Constitution was archaic and inefficient, and whether it should remain the basis for the American system of government. The Constitution’s supporters…

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  • First Among Equals George Washington and the American Presidency
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    First Among Equals: George Washington and the American Presidency

    To mark George Washington’s birthday, the American Enterprise Institute hosted a gathering of political thinkers to consider the presidency and legacy of our nation’s first chief executive. Among…

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  • Immigration and American Identity
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    Immigration and American Identity

    Panelists talked about American identity, focusing on an 1894 speech by Theodore Roosevelt on the subject and its relation to contemporary culture. This was part of the 2011 Bradley Symposium titled…

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  • Role of Government
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    Role of Government

    Panelists spoke about the future of limited government, the results of recent elections, as well as the Calvin Coolidge presidency. This was part of the conference “The Wisdom of the Founders:…

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  • Tocqueville and Liberalism
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    Tocqueville and Liberalism

    Professors from the United States and western Europe discussed the impact of the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville as they relate to liberalism. They debated whether Tocqueville was a…

    513 views
  • Tocqueville and Conservatism
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    Tocqueville and Conservatism

    Tocqueville scholars discussed the conservative ideas in Democracy in America. They examined how Tocqueville’s ideas compare with late 20th century U.S. and European conservatism and the…

    751 views
  • Tocqueville and Socialism
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    Tocqueville and Socialism

    The panel talked about the philosophy of Alexis de Tocqueville. They compared his writings to those of Rousseau and Marx, along with other contemporary thinkers. They focused on the conflict between…

    564 views
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    Democracy in America

    Political philosopher Professor Mansfield talked about his translation of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, published by the University of Chicago Press. Professor Mansfield and…

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  • Tocqueville and Equality
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    Tocqueville and Equality

    The panelists discussed Tocqueville’s ideas about equality and democracy from his observations in his book Democracy in America. They examined the reasons that U.S. society has developed relatively…

    547 views
  • The Oldest Conflict of All
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    The Oldest Conflict of All

    Professor Mansfield is the author of the recent controversial study, Manliness, published by Yale University Press. Professor Kipnis is the author of a similarly controversial new book, The Female…

    598 views
  • Hillsdale College Commencement Address
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    Hillsdale College Commencement Address

    Professor Harvey Mansfield delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of Hillsdale College on the east lawn. The Harvard government professor spoke to the graduates about…

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  • After Words with Harvey Mansfield
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    After Words with Harvey Mansfield

    Professor Mansfield was interviewed by Ms. Wolf about his book Manliness, published by Yale University Press. He explained that the book was his answer to the question, “What is manliness?” Using historical,…

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  • In Depth with Harvey Mansfield
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    In Depth with Harvey Mansfield

    Harvey Mansfield was interviewed about his life and work. He also responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers. Over the decades Professor Mansfield has written on various…

    1,860 views
  • Virtue and Conservatism
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    Virtue and Conservatism

    Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Kristol debated the meaning of contemporary conservativism. Mr. Sullivan talked about the impeachment of President Clinton, abortion rights and homosexuality, saying that these…

    228 views
  • American Education Reform
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    American Education Reform

    Ms. Paglia argued that primary and secondary education should impart more meaning to students. She said that students should study more traditional subjects in more traditional methods.…

    474 views
  • Civil Rights Issues
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    Civil Rights Issues

    Mr. Connerly spoke about civil rights and racial equality. He spoke about why he is trying to openly debate issues surrounding the nature of equality. He stressed that he does not think…

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  • Tocqueville and Aristocracy
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    Tocqueville and Aristocracy

    Political scientists and historians from the U.S. and Europe talked about the philosophies of Alexis de Tocqueville, questioning how much of a democrat he was and how much the philosopher Aristotle…

    617 views
  • Tocqueville in Rhode Island
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    Tocqueville in Rhode Island

    The Tocqueville tour through the United States was launched with a live program from the Old Colony House. Tocqueville and Beaumont arrived in Newport after a sea voyage of 38 days which began in…

    569 views
  • Masculinity in Modern Literature
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    Masculinity in Modern Literature

    After an introduction by Mr. Bellow Mr. Amis spoke about the concept of masculinity in modern literature, especially in the poetry of Philip Larkin and Robert Bly. He spoke about how the…

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