February 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm, Student Center South- Midtown Room (262)
The Philosophic Fight for the Future of America
There is a philosophical battle being conducted at universities and in the media which will determine the future of our country and Western Civilization. On one side are the defenders of the classical liberalism, best expressed in the Declaration of Independence: the inalienable rights to 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'. On the other side are authoritarians of all political persuasions who believe that elites in Washington, DC know best and should have the power needed to enforce their wills on others. This lecture will explore the fundamental ideas underlying each of these positions and their implications for human flourishing.