Independence Hall
The USA: An Idea or a People?
April 22-24, 1994
Stouffer Riviere Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

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Friday, April 22

4:00 - 6:00    Registration

6:00 - 7:00    Reception

7:00 - 9:00    Dinner
          T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., Chairman
          John O'Sullivan, National Review - What is Special About America?


Saturday, April 23

8:30 - 9:30    Annual Breakfast Meeting of the Membership (Members only)

10:00 - 11:15    Early Folkways and the Making of America 
          Leonard Liggio, Chairman
          Forrest McDonald, University of Alabama
          Bernard W. Sheehan, Indiana University
          John Willson, Hillsdale College

11:45 - 1:15 The Philadelphia Society - Thirty Years Later
          David P. Stuhr, Chairman
          T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., President's Report
          Henry Regnery, M. Stanton Evans, Edwin I. Feulner, Jr., Don Lipsett and William F. Buckley Jr. (by videotape), Milton Friedman (by telephone)

1:30 - 3:00    What They Saw in America
          Danny J. Boggs, Chairman
          Christopher Wolfe, Marquette University: on Tocqueville
          James McClellan, Liberty Fund: on Lord Bryce
          Robert Royal, Ethics & Public Policy Center: on Chesterton
          Edwin Meese UT, The Heritage Foundation: on Reagan

3:00 -3:30    Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:00    What We See in America: Observations on the Essence of Our Culture
          Charles R. Kesler, Chairman
          Arnold Beichman, Hoover Institution
          E. Christian Kopff, University of Colorado
          Thomas Landess, Author & Lecturer


Sunday, April 24

8:30 - 11:00    Immigration and the Obligations of U.S. Citizenship: Melting Pot or Meltdown
          Larry P. Arnn, Chairman
          Peter Brirnelow, Forbes
          Tim W. Ferguson, The Wall Street Journal
          Thomas Fleming, Chronicles
          Stephen Moore, Cato Institute
          Michael Vlahos, Center for Naval Analysis