Influencing politics through culture

THE ACADEMY OF PHILOSOPHY AND LETTERS was founded in recognition that the direction of society is set by its most deeply held beliefs and aspirations. These are molded by culture in the broad sense, as represented by universities, the arts, churches, publishing, museums, and entertainment. Acting on the minds, imaginations, and moral-spiritual sensibilities of a society’s members, the culture shapes their general perception of reality and their likes and dislikes—for good or ill. Politics does not operate independently of the culture but reflects it. Though politics can also shape culture, being able to exert educational and other cultural influence is ultimately more important than winning elections. Major and long-range change presupposes a transformation of the culture. Read More.

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This year’s meeting, June 11-13 2021, will be held at the College Park Marriott, on the University of Maryland campus in suburban Washington, DC.  This beautiful conference facility, including an onsite art gallery, offers a complimentary shuttle to Metrorail for those traveling by air or train, and free onsite parking for those who drive. Featured speakers include Dan McCarthy, Michael Vlahos, and Joshua Mitchell.
We’re pleased to note that we have obtained discounted room rates that offer very substantial savings, yielding a total conference cost significantly below that of 2019.  Don’t wait to register!  Discounts on any rooms that may remain available expire on May 12.

See conference information here.

Register here.

Book your hotel room here.

Read APL Members’ recent articles and books here.