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Sep 13

The Never Ending War: The Battle over America's Self-Meaning

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 counter-revolution?

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

Midge Decter
Senior Fellow,
Institute on Religion and Public Life

Hosted By

Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.

Founder, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, and Chung Ju-yung Fellow Read More