The Academy of Philosophy & Letters

"Men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." – Edmund Burke


2008 Conference

Crisis and Renewal

Conference Program (PDF)

Crisis and Renewal   2008 Conference of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters May 30 – June 1, 2008 Baltimore, MD   Conference Audio (Listening to these requires the free RealPlayer, available here.)
Welcome and Invocation 
Invocation 
America and the Question of Empire 
America’s Elites and U.S. Foreign Policydiscussion
America’s Culture in Crisis: Irving Babbitt’s Literature and the American College 100 Years Laterdiscussion
The Crisis of American Profligacy 
Prospective Retrospectivesdiscussion
 
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