ON-Lion Letter
In March, The Alexander Hamilton Society's University of Wisconsin-Madison chapter held its inaugural event at the university's law school.  The Hamilton Society promotes constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in foreign, economic, and national-security policy.

With the Wisconsin Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, (WCSLD) the Hamilton Society co-hosted a talk by Georgetown University's Robert Lieber and a response by retired U.S. Navy captain and UW-Madison graduate student Scott Mobley.

Lieber is a professor of government and international relations.  His latest book, Power and Willpower in the American Future:  Why the United States is Not Destined to Decline, will be published later this Spring by Cambridge University Press.  He spoke on "America:  In Decline or Not?"

Lieber said those who complain about the state of the U.S. have ignored the fact that the nation has faced severe crises in the past, but has shown resilience and adaptability to innovate and renew itself.  If the country makes the "right choices," he said, it will not decline.

The event was moderated by UW-Madison political-science professor and WCSLD director Donald A. Downs.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports both the Hamilton Society and WCSLD.
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