(Postponed from March 4)
~ A Russell Kirk Lecture ~
For over a century, the Democratic Party has embraced the idea of progress. While the old progressivism focused almost exclusively on economics, the new progressivism has expanded its demands to cover everything from on-demand contraception to same-sex marriage. Progressive claims about the inevitability of progress are, however, increasingly undermined not only by the costs of progressive policies, but also by opposition from conservative Republicans. What are the principles and virtues that move each party? How will they stand up to events?
Harvey Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of nine books and of celebrated translations of Machiavelli and Tocqueville. Mansfield’s writings frequently appear in The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, National Review, and the Times Literary Supplement. He has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Humanities Medal. Many of his writings are available at http://harveymansfield.org/.
More About the Speakers
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government, Harvard University,
and Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution
David Azerrad, Ph.D.
Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow