Tuesday, December 5
"CRISIS IN THE RED EMPIRE"
Reception: 6:30 - Dinner: 7:30
Advance Registration: $30 per person; $50 per couple
At the door: $40 per person; $75 per couple
A crisis is sometimes defined as any event which occurs in the presence of a journalist. But the startling events in Eastern Europe in recent months seem to represent a genuine crisis: a situation in which drastic change is imminent. From his vantage point in Austria, Prof. Kuehnelt-Leddihn has watched the development of the "Red Empire," as he prefers to call it, and its apparent disintegration at the present time.
Why is this happening? Is it good news or bad news for the United States? What can we expect in the next year?
Erik von Kuehnelt-Loddihn was born July 31, '1909 in Austria. He studied canonic law at the University of Vienna before receiving his doctorate in political science from the University of Budapest. He speaks -- more or less fluently -- eight languages and has a reading knowledge of 11 others.
He began his career as a writer at age 16 and he went to the Soviet Union as a reporter for a Hungarian newspaper at age 20. Prof. Kuehnelt-Leddihn has taught in universities in Austria, Hungary and at Georgetown and Fordham.
He is the author of numerous books, including the novels Gates of Hell and Black Banners and the theoretical works Liberty or Equality? and Leftism. He writes a regular column for National
Review and has written for Modern Age, The Freeman and Commonweal.
National Review Editor-in-Chief William F. Buckley Jr. calls Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn "the World's Foremost Authority."