VIRTUAL EVENT: America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding

Event American Founders
Event American Founders

September 30, 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT: America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding

The Kirk Lecture Series presents America on Trial: A Defense of the Founding.

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Online

Description

The Founding of the American Republic is on trial. Critics say it was a poison pill with a time-release formula; we are its victims. Robert Reilly declares "not guilty" in his new book, America On Trial: A Defense of the Founding. Learn more about the underlying drama: the conflict of might makes right versus right makes might. Reilly claims that the source of cultural decline is not to be discovered in the Founding principles, but in their disavowal.

In honor of Dr. Russell Kirk, this lecture will trace the lineage of the ideas that made the United States and its system of ordered liberty possible. In the great and vital tradition of Dr. Russell Kirk, Reilly will help us understand American democracy. Dr. Russell Kirk argued that, although these roots run deep, they need watering from time to time. Join us for this timely and important conversation with Robert Reilly.

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