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The Weekly Bell 4-25-14

Events:

April 30:  Amity Shlaes will speak at The Center for Political and Economic Thought at  Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  Her topic will be Coolidge, The President Who Said ‘No’ .  For more information visit: www.stvincent.edu/cpet

Articles:

Don Devine, Rousseau’s American Heirs Fight the Final Prejudice

Tracy Mehan, “Natural Investment in Water Quality” 

 Allen Mendenhall, reviews Greg LukianoffUnlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, for The Freeman

George Leef, “Higher Education Already Has a Leftist Bias

@Accuracy in Academia:
Mal Kline, Educators Fear Paper Military
Mal Kline, Sillier Than Women’s Studies
Don Irvine, Journalism No Longer the Worst Job In America—Barely

 

 


Don Devine: Coalition or Tension?

Don Devine, writing at The American Conservative, explores the problems of confusing the philosophical and experiential working out of the living tension among conservative principles, often referred to as fusionism, with the fusion of political coalitions.  

How did Meyer, Buckley, and Reagan think about fusionism? Fusionism to them was a philosophical concept. It was a philosophy that considered the principles of freedom and tradition as naturally interrelated in a tension whose resulting moral force created Western civilization and its American offshoot. Tension (the term Meyer preferred to fusion) was a force that could hold traditionalism and freedom together, which made both part of one potential whole. 

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