ON-Lion Letter
"[W]hen we speak of publishing and the power of ideas, we need to give at least as much attention to criticizing seductive bad ideas as we do to promulgating the good ones," Roger Kimball said in his introductory remarks to the 2008 Bradley Symposium in Washington, D.C. in June. 

The symposium, "Encounter at 10:  The Power of Ideas," was co-sponsored by the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal (BCPCR) at the Hudson Institute and Encounter Books.  It was on the power of ideas, publishing, and preserving liberty and democracy. 

"Indeed, because vital good ideas that impinge upon politics and social life tend to be elaborations of relatively simple home truths, the critical project of exposing bad ideas is often tantamount to revealing the good ideas that the bad ideas had obscured or perverted," concluded Kimball, who is Encounter's publisher and The New Criterion magazine's editor and publisher. 

Kimball's remarks are printed in the July 21 edition of The Weekly Standard magazine.

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, which also supports Hudson's BCPCR and The New Criterion.
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