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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…

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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…

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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…

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    Life and Work of Professor Harvey C. Mansfield

    George Will and William Kristol, former students of Professor Harvey Mansfield, and others talked about Mansfield’s political theory as well as presidential politics and the Founding…

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    The Presidential Election

    Participants talked about potential outcomes of the 2000 presidential election. Among the topics addressed were the role of political ideologies in the campaign process, the degree to which…

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    Washington Journal Feature

    Professor Ceaser is the author of “Reconstructing America: The Symbol of America in Modern Thought.” He discussed headline news and responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and…

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    Reconstructing America

    Professor James Ceaser and other colleagues from the University of Virginia talked about his new book, Reconstructing America: “The Symbol of America in Modern Thought.” The book examined…

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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…

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    Federal Union: Division of Power

    This panel, hosted by the American Enterprise Institute, discussed the institute’s findings of the research project into the Constitution that was commenced in honor of the bicentennial…

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