Our offerings include some of the best current political thinkers and economists, a renowned Jewish socialist, an authority on the youth of China, an exuberant California historian, a leading Christian theologian as well an enchanting evening of chamber music. Most colleges would spread a program like this over an entire semester.
Can you attend all of these events? Probably not, but you can pick the ones that will broaden your outlook and improve your cultural understanding. Remember, too, that our events end by. 8: 00 p.m., so there is still plenty of time to hit the books.
I hope to see you as often as possible at our November events.
In 1976 Howe's World of Our Fathers (1976), "a comprehensive social and cultural history of the journey of East European Jews to America and the life they made here," won the National Book Award. A collection of Howe's essays, Socialism and America, was published in 1985. He is the editor of Dissent, and he has also written for The New York Times, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, Partisan Review and New York magazine. In addition to his work as an essayist, Howe has worked with Eliezer Greenberg in translating and editing anthologies of Yiddish stories and poetry, and he has compiled critical studies of Thomas Hardy, William Faulkner, and Sherwood Anderson.
On Tuesday, November 10, Howe speaks on "The End of Jewish Secularism" at 7:00 p.m. in McKenna Auditorium. Preceding the lecture a reception and dinner will be held in the Athenaeum beginning at 5:30 p.m. On Thursday, November 12, after another 5:30 p.m. reception and dinner at the Athenaeum, Howe presents his second lecture, "The Crisis of American Liberalism," beginning at 7:00 p.m.
ELMER TOLSTED, violoncello
LEWIS ELLENHORN, clarinet
Students are invited to attend the conference sessions in Bauer Forum at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14. You are also invited to sign up for lunch with conference participants at the Athenaeum on November 13 and 14, as well as for dinner on November 13, which begins with a reception at 5:30 pm.
The following persons will present papers at the conference:
James Buchanan, Jr. and Viktor Vanberg (Center for Study of Public Choice): "Rational Order and Moral Order,"
Jean-Claude Casanova (editorialist for L'Express) on recent Western European political economy,
David Gauthier (University of Pittsburgh): "Economic Man and the Rational Reasoner,"
Donald McCloskey and John Nelson (University of Iowa) on rhetoric and communication between economics and political science,
Marc Plattner (National Endowment for Democracy): "Natural Rights and the Moral Presuppositions of Political Economy,"
Steven Rhoads (University of Virginia): "Economists on Tastes and Preferences,"
Nathan Rosenberg(Stanford): "Economic Experiments,"
Abram Shulsky (National Strategy Information Center): "The Concept of Private Property in the History of Political Economy."
The commentators at the conference will be: Allan Bloom (University of Chicago, author of this summer's best seller, The Closing of the American Mind (1988)), Thomas Borcherding (CGS), Ward Elliott (CMC), Gary Evans (HMC), Lee McDonald (Pomona), Rodney Smith (CMC), Craig Stubblebine (CMC), Thomas Willett (CGS and CMC).
Take advantage of this opportunity to hear some of the world's great economists and political scientists. A more detailed schedule of the presentations and commentaries will be available in early November. Sign up for the lunches and dinner now, as space is limited.
In addition to his editorial duties, Malabre has written the "Monday Outlook Column" since 1964 and a monthly column, "Track a Trend," since 1978 for The Wall Street Journal. His writing activities apart from the Journal include publishing four books: Understanding the Ecnomy: For People Who Can't Stand Economics (1976), America's Dilemma: Jobs vs. Prices (1978), Investing for Profit in the Eighties: The Business Cycle System (1982), and Beyond Our Means (1987). In 1976 Malabre was a Poynter Fellow at Yale University.
Wednesday Lunch. Open forum lunches are being held every Wednesday at noon in the Athenaeum. The lunches are held on a first-come basis, so students are encouraged to come promptly at noon.