LUNCH 11:45 a.m. LECTURE 12:15 p.m.
Harry V. Jaffa, the Henry Salvatori Research Professor of Political Philosophy Emeritus, takes up this challenge in a luncheon talk at the Athenaeum. Kicking off the Salvatori Centers seminar on Leo Strauss, Jaffa argues that the moral horizons of the American founding, and of Locke himself, were far higher from this well-known interpretation would suggest. In fact, Jaffa argues that if Aristotle had been alive and well in England in 1670, he would have written a handbook for legislators very much like Lockes Second Treatise of Government (1690). Thus, the elements of classical natural right were in the Founding, as Lincoln said they were. And they were in John Locke, which is where the Founders had found them.
Please join the Athenaeum and the Salvatori Center for this dazzling talk by one of CMCs greatest scholars and teachers.