ON-Lion Letter
Too often, ideas are discounted as the effete plaything of the chattering classes, yet they have the power to transform our nation's institutions -- from our courts and legislatures to marriage and family life.  Since 1998, Encounter Books has aimed to broaden public debate by bringing many new voices to bear on important policy and cultural issues.  On Wednesday, June 4, the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal (BCPCR) at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., will hold its fourth annual Bradley Symposium, co-sponsored by Encounter Books, on the power of ideas, publishing, and preserving liberty and democracy. 

During "Encounter at 10:  The Power of Ideas," from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Regis Hotel, three panels will discuss commissioned essays from 2008 Bradley Prize recipient Victor Davis Hanson, John Fonte of Hudson's Center for American Common Culture (CACC), and Andrew McCarthy of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).  The day will feature commentary from the essay authors and four other prominent Encounter authors:  Robert Bork, Roger Kimball, John O'Sullivan, and James Piereson.

Leading up to the Symposium, the essays will be published in The New Criterion magazine and on BCPCR's website.  Registration for the event can be completed online, as well.  In the evening on the 4th, the 2008 Bradley Prizes will be awarded during an invitation-only ceremony at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.  Bradley also supports Hudson's BCPCR and CACC, FDD, and The New Criterion.
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