The Threats To Freedom: A Philosophic Dissection
Jun 27, 1992
This course is an examination of several acute threats to freedom today: the egalitarianism entailed in such movements as ethnic "multiculturalism," feminism and "gay rights"; the statism inherent in religion (as evidenced, for example, by the latest Papal encyclical on capitalism); the corruption of the principle of free expression; and America's foreign policy of self-doubt (as manifested, for example, in our dealings with the Soviet Union). These topics have been (partially) discussed in The Intellectual Activist, and will be expanded upon in these classes. The course will focus on identifying, and refuting, the philosophies underlying these threats.