In recent years, socialism has emerged from the fringe to become, once again, a popular political idea. National politicians embrace it, and large numbers of Americans tell pollsters they would like to live in a socialist society.
2017 was the one hundredth anniversary of Russia’s communist revolution. To mark the grim occasion, the New York Times treated readers to a series that, for most part, tried to put a positive spin on an event that launched the greatest killing spree in human history.
2018 was even weirder: There were celebrations around the world in honor of Karl Marx’s two hundredth birthday—the thinker who most inspired twentieth century communism. Teen Vogue had a glowing story introducing Marx. The author told its readers that they could “use Karl Marx’s ideas to use history and class struggles to better understand how the current sociopolitical climate in America came to be.”
But do those who embrace socialism even know what it is? Do they know the bloody history of socialist experiments in the twentieth century? Do they understand how it contradicts basic economic truths? Join best-Selling author George Gilder, syndicated radio host Michael Medved, and Discovery Senior Fellow Jay Richards for a lively discussion and explanation of these questions.
We will begin with a reception with light refreshments at 7:00 PM before the program begins at 7:30.
Copies of George Gilder’s Life After Google, Jay Richards’s The Human Advantage, and Michael Medved’s The 5 Big Lies About American Business will also be available for signing and purchase.
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Seattle Pacific University
Upper Gwinn Commons
3310 Sixth Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Contact Jackson Meyer at [email protected] or 206-826-5534
Admission is $10 and registration is required.
Parking can be found in the lot on 4th & W. Dravus St. or in the lot behind Emerson Hall on 6th & W. Nickerson St.