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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.…

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  • 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…

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  • 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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