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    Neoconservatism

    Professor Kristol discussed his book Neo-Conservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea, Selected Essays 1949-1995, published by The Free Press. He talked at length about the development of his personal…

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    The De-Moralization of Society

    Professor Himmelfarb discussed her book The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. The book concerns the development of…

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    Why Read?

    Professor Edmundson talks about his book Why Read?, published by Bloomsbury USA. The book is on the relationship between a liberal arts education and literature. The author writes that…

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    Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France

    Gertrude Himmelfarb spoke about her book, Reflections on Edmund Burke’s “Reflections on the Revolution in France.” In the book she talks about influence of the Irish political philosopher…

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    Higher Education and Democracy

    In a forum titled “Higher Education and Democracy in Peace and War: Is Higher Education Compatible with Patriotism?,” participants talked about the state of higher education and the…

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    The Legacy of Allan Bloom

    Panel members discussed author Saul Bellow’s novel Ravelstein, a fictionalized account of the author’s friendship with professor of political philosophy Allan Bloom, best-selling author of The…

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    The Politics of Personal Destruction

    Participants talked about growth of the politics of personal destruction and the role it plays in American culture. Among the issues they addressed were how the media presents news and…

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    Historian as Public Intellectual

    Panelists discussed historians' role in public debates over historical and political issues during a portion of a conference in honor of historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. The panelists each…

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    From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values

    Professor Himmelfarb spoke about the cultural transformation from Victorian virtues to modern values in a morally relativist society. She argued that people during the Victorian era…

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    From Hegel to Marx to Lenin

    The Ideas and Consequences monthly lecture series is devoted to exploring some of the major ideas that have shaped western civilization and that continue to shape actions today. Gertrude Himmelfarb is a…

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