Leading political scholar Patrick Deneen discusses how major literary figures including Henry Adams, Wendell Berry and Mark Twain offer correctives to some more extreme modern tendencies in science and technology. He visited the University of Louisville April 4, 2011.

Deneen is Associate Professor of Government and holds the Markos and Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Chair in Hellenic Studies at Georgetown University. In 2006 Deneen became the Founding Director of "The Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy," an initiative that seeks to preserve and extend understanding of America's founding principles and their roots in the Western philosophical and religious traditions.

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The McConnell Center conducts a series of programs and conferences designed to improve Kentucky’s understanding of its own history; assist Kentucky citizens in developing a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution and American history; and encourage open and free discussion of perennial concerns that inform contemporary events.

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