Manners and Morals in Democracy
Recorded on May 8, 2007
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The moral life is personal, whereas democracy demands social and
political postures, and accommodation to the mainstream.
Freedom has always been an economic issue, but in our world, the
manner in which we do "the right thing" (whatever we imagine that
to be) has become increasingly a contested moral question.
Kenneth Minogue has been Professor of Political Science at the
London School of Economics, and in the mid-eighties did a
television series called 'The New Enlightenment' on British
television. He writes for journals on both sides of the
Atlantic, and he has written books on ideology, universities, the
media and similar topics.