[MaFLa] INVITATION REMINDER / MEGHÍVÓ - What is a conservative? A lecture by a Thatcher adviser - 19th April
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What is a conservative?
A lecture by Dr Robin Harris
What does it mean to be a conservative in the 21st century? What
distinguishes conservatism from other philosophies and intellectual
approaches to political questions, and what are its implications for
These questions will be posed by the historian and writer Robin Harris
in the second in the series of lectures on conservatism staged by the
Dr Robin Harris is a former member of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s
Downing Street Policy Unit, and the author of The Conservatives – A
History, and Not for Turning – The Complete Life of Margaret Thatcher.
In his lecture, Robin Harris argues that conservatism should be taken
seriously as a philosophical position and, indeed, as the grounding for
modern Right-of-Centre politics. Conservatism’s two key elements –
economic liberalism and social traditionalism – which were effectively
combined under Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, have recently been
under strain. Yet they are mutually compatible, and equally necessary.
Ideological muddle in the Anglo-Saxon world, and the corrosive ambitions
of the European Union in mainland Europe have made the time-honoured
conservative formula seem less relevant. That is mistaken. It is time to
take a fresh look.
The lecture is being jointly organised by the Danube Institute and the
Arts Faculty of Pázmány Péter Catholic University.
Ferenc Hörcher, Professor of Aesthetics and Political Theory at Pázmány
Péter Catholic University and director at the Insitute of Philosophy of
the Hungarian Academy of Scieences, will respond.
Registration is required, please register here:
Date: 17:30, 19th April 2016
Venue: PPKE, BTK Sophianum 112,1088 Budapest, Mikszáth Kálmán tér 1.
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