1,464Oct 6, 2008
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 ...
4,860Oct 27, 2004
Book Discussion on 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 ...
71May 31, 2002
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 ...
704May 18, 2000
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 ...
62Oct 14, 1999
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 ...
55May 16, 1997
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 ...
1,901Sep 5, 1995
Book Discussion on 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 ...
1,380Mar 9, 1995
Book Discussion on 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 ...
87Feb 13, 1995
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 developed ...
303May 8, 1990
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 ...