Saturday, September 15, 2018
Suicide of the West
Last Monday evening was the first lecture in the 2018-2019 series that I've been attending at Arizona State University's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. The speaker was Jonah Goldberg, the senior editor for the National Review and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Both of those organizations tend to be politically conservative so I wasn't sure what to expect from this speaker but, I could have listened to him for hours. The title of is talk was "Suicide of the West" which is also the title of his most recent book. He was a brilliant speaker who had a colorful and energetic way of illustrating his points. His topic was a good one to set the tone for this year's theme of "Polarization and Civic Disagreement" in society today.