Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
Midge Decter, a Trustee of The Heritage Foundation, will discuss
how America's intellectual, institutional and political culture
came to collapse over the last one hundred and fifty years,
culminating with the dominant elite's inability to defend
traditional American order from their own radical children, who are
now the new establishment. What caused this change? What are its
consequences? Can a common political culture be saved and
reestablished? Is there hope for an orthodox
A former editor at Basic Books, and Executive Editor of
Harper's, Decter's writing long has graced the pages of
publications such as Commentary and First Things.
Her books include The New Chastity; Liberal Parents,
Radical Children and An Old Wife's Tale: My Seven Decades in
Love and War. A Senior Fellow at the Institute on Religion and
Public Life in New York City, Decter previously served as Executive
Director of the Committee for a Free World.
This lecture is the third in a series to consider the meaning
and status of America's common national identity, and to define an
agenda for restoring that meaning as the central idea of America's
politics and political culture.
More About the Speakers
Institute on Religion and Public Life
Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
Founder, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, and Chung Ju-yung Fellow