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  • Bradley Birzer Accepts the Paolucci Book Award
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    2016 Paolucci Award Dinner

    Bradley Birzer, recipient of the 2016 Paolucci Book Award for Russell Kirk: American Conservative, talked about the life and intellectual impact of the conservative author.

  • 2015 Paolucci Book Award
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    2015 Paolucci Book Award

    Richard Brookhiser was awarded the 2015 Paolucci Book Award by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute for his biography, Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln.

  • emThe Unintended Reformationem
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    The Unintended Reformation

    Brad Gregory talked about his book, The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society, in which he looks at the impact of the Protestant Reformation on Western…

  • emSovereignty or Submissionem
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    Sovereignty or Submission

    Author John Fonte talked about his book, Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others, in which he describes the struggle between global governance and…

  • 2011 PaolucciBagehot Book Award Dinner
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    2011 Paolucci/Bagehot Book Award Dinner

    Pauline Maier was the recipient of the 2011 Paolucci/Bagehot Book Award from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. During the award ceremony, Professor Maier delivered a lecture based on…

  • emAdvice to War Presidentsem
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    Advice to War Presidents

    Angelo Codevilla was awarded the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s 2010 Paolucci/Bagehot Book Award for his book, Advice to War Presidents: A Remedial Course in Statecraft (Basic Books).…

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    Brian Domitrovic profiles the economic thinkers who championed the theory of supply-side economics and whose ideas were put to practice during the 1980s to improve the economy. Domitrivic…

  • emLaw and Judicial Dutyem
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    Law and Judicial Duty

    Philip Hamburger talked about his book Law and Judicial Duty (Harvard University Press; November 1, 2008). In the book he looks at the history of judicial review in the United States. He…

  • Protected and Unprotected Speech
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    Protected and Unprotected Speech

    Professor Adler spoke to students about freedom of speech and appropriate restrictions or regulations on forms of speech. Among the topics he addressed were differences between criticism…

  • emA Secular Ageem
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    A Secular Age

    Charles Taylor was awarded the the 2008 Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award for his book, A Secular Age. In the book, Professor Taylor looks at the history of secularism and its…

  • emHistory of the EnglishSpeaking Peoples Since 1900em
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    History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900

    Andrew Roberts talked about his book, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900, published by HarperColllins. The book is presented as a sequel to Winston Churchill’s A History…

  • Is Christianity the Problem
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    Is Christianity the Problem?

    Dinesh D’Souza and Christopher Hitchens debated the question “Is Christianity the Problem?” After speeches and rebuttals, the authors then questioned each other. Then they responded to questions from members of…

  • emExecutive Secrets Covert Action and the Presidencyem
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    Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency

    William Daugherty talked about a new edition of his book, Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency, published by University Press of Kentucky. A retired senior officer in the Central…

  • Milton Friedmans Legacy of Freedom
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    Milton Friedman's Legacy of Freedom

    Alan Ebenstein spoke on “Milton Friedman’s Legacy of Freedom” and Milton Friedman’s contributions to the world of economics. Mr. Ebenstein is the author of Hayek’s Journey: The Mind of Friedrich Hayek,…

  • The Success of Milton Friedman
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    The Success of Milton Friedman

    Mark Skousen spoke on the topic, “Why Did Milton Friedman Succeed While Other Free-Market Economists Failed?” He outlined Milton Friedman’s career and described the reasons he is one of the best-known economists…

  • Milton Friedman Private Property and the West
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    Milton Friedman, Private Property, and the West

    James Gwartney spoke about “Milton Friedman, Private Property, and the West.” During this symposium on economist Milton Friedman, James Gwartney discussed Mr. Friedman’s views on the effect private property…

  • Religion Economics and the Future of Capitalism
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    Religion, Economics, and the Future of Capitalism

    Professor Woods spoke on the topic, “Religion, Economics, and the Future of Capitalism.” Mr. Woods discussed Milton Friedman’s support of free market economies and explained the relationship between history and…

  • The Inseparability of Liberty and Markets
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    The Inseparability of Liberty and Markets

    Dwight Lee spoke on “The Inseparability of Liberty and Markets.” He examined economic inequality in America and argued that the statistics outlining income gaps are often misleading. He asserted that the income gap…

  • Books and the Founding Fathers
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    Books and the Founding Fathers

    Historian George Nash talked about the literary influences of America’s founding fathers at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Nash compared their reading materials to…

  • emWealth Poverty and Human Destinyem
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    Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny

    Mr. Bandow was interviewed about the book he co-edited, Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny, published by ISI Books. The book is a collection of essays examining the moral and religious issues…

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