Empire of the Pursuit of Happiness Lecture Series
Lecture 1 - "19th-Century 'Globalization': A Brief History of the British Empire"
June 2, 8:30pm-10:00pm Eastern time, 5:30pm-7:00pm Pacific (including Q&A).
To understand the nature of America's global influence, it is important to understand its predecessor: the British Empire--a global political and economic network that laid the foundation for what is now called "globalization." This lecture will survey the history and legacy of the British Empire, with special emphasis on "the Jewel in the Crown," India.
Lecture 2 - "The Empire of the Pursuit of Happiness"
June 16, 8:30pm-10:00pm Eastern time, 5:30pm-7:00pm Pacific (including Q&A).
Observers of "globalization" have identified it as an economic phenomenon or as a tradition based on shared language and political values--and leftists have condemned it as a nefarious American "empire." TIA contributor Jack Wakeland has identified it in more profound terms, as the influence of a uniquely American moral idea: the Empire of the Pursuit of Happiness. In this lecture, Robert Tracinski will expand on the meaning of this idea and what it implies for the future of America and the world. (Mr. Wakeland will participate in the Q&A.)
Lecture 3 - "Dispatches from the Empire"
June 30, 8:30pm-10:00pm Eastern time, 5:30pm-7:00pm Pacific (including Q&A).
Evidence for the spread of the Empire of the Pursuit of Happiness keeps pouring in from every corner of the globe. This lecture will survey that evidence, gathered from news reports and private discussion, ranging from Ukraine to Kenya, from Lebanon to Afghanistan, from Mexico to Mongolia.
All lectures begin at 8:30pm Eastern time, 5:30pm Pacific; one hour plus a 30-minute Q&A. Just call in to our conference call facilities--purchasers will receive a phone number and access code--and participate in these three lectures by TIA editor Robert Tracinski.
Lectures are $49 each, $129 for all three.
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