~ A Russell Kirk Lecture ~
America has much to learn from Europe’s current condition. The decline in religious faith has led to a universal weakening of European society and a loss of confidence in the value of its civilization. And the effects have been grave: throngs of unassimilated immigrants, military threats from abroad, and confusion about national identity. America, by contrast, still shows many signs of strength. Nonetheless, should we lose our sense of shared identity, Europe’s path likely awaits. What can Americans learn from Europe? Does America have hidden strengths which, if properly used, will allow us to avoid a similar fate? And are there areas in which Europe is faring better than we are?
Roger Scruton is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor to The New Atlantis. A noted philosopher, lecturer, and public intellectual, Scruton is the author of over thirty books on a variety of topics including How to be a Conservative, The Meaning of Conservatism, and An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Culture.
More About the Speakers
Roger Scruton, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
David Azerrad, Ph.D.
Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow