ON-Lion Letter
What So Proudly We Hail:  The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song, edited by Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub, addresses issues of national identity, the American character, the virtues and aspirations of civic life, and the problem of making a national one out of the multicultural many.  The chapter devoted to the last subject contains a moving speech by Theodore Roosevelt, which powerfully argues that all new immigrants must be assimilated into the idea and practice of "True Americanism."

The 2011 Bradley Symposium on Wednesday, May 11, at the Park Hyatt Washington, D.C."True Americanism:  What It Is and Why It Matters," will revisit Roosevelt's speech and the issues it raises.  What, if anything, defines "True Americanism" today?  Why and for what purposes does it matter?

The symposium, hosted by the Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and National Affairs magazine, will feature a discussion among prominent political figures and scholars, led by Hudson Institute senior fellow Amy Kass and the Madden-Jewett Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI), Leon Kass.  Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation substantially supports Hudson's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, National Affairs, and AEI.

The symposium continues a tradition of convening -- during the daytime before the celebratory Bradley Prizes ceremony in the evening -- a wide-ranging and substantive discussion about important political and cultural issues facing the country with its most-prominent intellectuals, commentators, activists, and philanthropists.

Registration for the event is available online.
For more news, see the

Actions: E-mail | Permalink |