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Citadel News Service
13 Feb 2012

Hillsdale College history professor lectures in Citadel seminar

Conservative Intellectual Tradition features Burton W. Folsom


Burton W. Folsom, Jr., PhD, will deliver the fifth lecture in the Conservative Intellectual Tradition Wednesday, Feb. 15.  A cutting-edge new course being offered at The Citadel this spring, the seminar explores the evolution of the conservative movement.

Led the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government Mallory Factor, the class brings in national leaders each week, including  former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, and former Reagan economic advisor Arthur Laffer.

“Dr. Folsom brings history, money and politics together,” said Factor, “and his lecture on the 20th century and the recovery of a conservative tradition is sure to make a great addition to the seminar.”

Folsom is a professor of history at Hillsdale College. He is also a columnist and the historian-in-residence for the Foundation for Economic Education.  Folsom has authored several books including The Myth of the Robber Barons and New Deal or Raw Deal: How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America.

The Conservative Intellectual Tradition is a survey of the political tradition of modern conservatism in the United States with some consideration of its roots in the broader Western political tradition, and specific attention is given to the development of the tradition in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Book signing
Folsom will sign copies of his book in the Daniel Library from 10 a.m. until noon.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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