Awash in ennui? Ready for adventure? Set ablaze over the future of civic education in America? Then cab it to Georgetown later this week — Georgetown campus, that is — for The Tocqueville Forum’s debut two-day conference on that very subject, brought to you by our crack team of political theorists.
Fidget jealously behind the velvet rope as Justice Scalia entertains a packed house on Night One. Then on Day Two rock three heavyweight panels from 9:00 to 4:00, starring such luminaries as authors John Seery, Peter Lawler (who also blogs at No Left Turns), and our own Patrick Deneen; Jean Elshtain from Chicago, David Armitage from Harvard, and More.
What should citizens know? What’s the link between a liberal arts education and a civic education? And how does America fit, these days, into the whole Western tradition? Dare to find out. I’ll be there. Shouldn’t you?