Free Online Community Seminar Series
The Foundations of Our Republic, Take II
Monday, October 18, 2021
What are the fundamental principles of our Republic? Are these principles based on a view of objective reality/nature, or simply the "consent of the governed"? Depending on how one addresses the previous question: Are these principles changeable, and if so on what grounds? How should one read the founding documents? What authority does the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary branches have? What are rights? Are they based on nature or consent? Are they inalienable? Please join us as we explore these political works through semi-monthly evening meetings.
The October 18 reading is:
Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America
Volume One - Chapter 8 (first 1/3)
5:30 - 6:30PM PST
Readings in the series:
Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, selected Federalist Papers, selected Anti-Federalist Papers, the U.S. Constitution, selections from Democracy in American, Dred Scott Decision and Dissenting View (edited), selected Lincoln speeches, Lincoln Douglass Debates (edited), Plessy v. Ferguson and Dissenting View (edited), Brown v. Board of Education, Letter from Birmingham Jail, Proposed Equal Rights Amendment, UN Declaration of Human Rights
About The Host: The Agora Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, providing seminars and other educational opportunities, focusing on the Great Books of civilization.
Website Link: http://www.agorafoundation.org