Martha C. Nussbaum Toqueville Furman University Martha C. Nussbaum

"Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs Liberal Education"

Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School at the University of Chicago. She has been a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, member of the Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and member of the board of the American Council of Learned Societies. She has published more than fourteen books and close to three hundred articles. Her writing has garnered numerous awards. Her books include Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities, Cultivating Humanity, The Fragility of Goodness, and Hiding from Humanity.

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Thomas L. Pangle Tocqueville Furman University Thomas L. Pangle

"Liberal Education and Liberal Democracy"

Thomas L. Pangle holds the Joe. R. Long Chair in Democratic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also Co-Director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has won Guggenheim, Isaac Waltam Killam, Carl Friedrich von Siemens, and several NEH fellowships, as well as the Robert Foster Cherry Great Teacher of the World Prize. His many books include The Theological Basis of Liberal Modernity, Political Philosophy and the God of Abraham, Justice Among Nations, and The Ennobling of Democracy.

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Mark Bauerlein Tocqueville Furman University Mark Bauerlein

"The Dumbest Generation and the Burdens (not Freedoms) of Democracy"

Mark Bauerlein is Professor of English at Emory University, and has recently served as Director of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts. His scholarly essays have appeared in PMLA, Yale Review, Wilson Quarterly, and Partisan Review, and his commentaries and reviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, TLS, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Weekly Standard, Reason Magazine, and Chronicle of Higher Education. His books include Literary Criticism: An Autopsy, Civil Rights Chronicle, and the galvanizing The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future.

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