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Great speeches, interviews, lectures and readings selected to remind listeners that there is more to life than the bread, circus and sermons from on high.

Today, the last Sunday before the Independence Day holiday  we'll take a run through the history of conservatism with a critical eye toward the scholars.

Selected from the New Books Network summary:

Drew Maciag, author of Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism (Cornell University Press, 2013) spoke with Ray Haberski about the intellectual challenges Burke raised in a time of democratic revolutions and the legacy he left for thinkers who attempted to leverage tradition in the face of political change.  ...  His subject spans the entire history of the United States, from the Revolution to the present day, and introduces readers to American thinkers who continue deserve our attention.  ... Maciag’s book serves a diverse community of readers, from academics looking for smart arguments about political theory to general readers who are interested in origins and development of the poles of American politics.

Beginning the first in the Secular Sunday series - volunteer readings of David Hume's "History of England." All poetry, essays and books are read by volunteers at Libris Vox.  Harpsichord music provided with the kind permission of Joyce Lindorff. A donation from you will be very appreciated, click here.

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