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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.