Richard Brookhiser: Give Me Liberty

Date(s) - 11/09/19
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Field Museum

Hosted by
Chicago Humanities Festival

Richard Brookhiser: Give Me Liberty

Chicago Humanities Festival

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Field Museum
In Give Me Liberty, historian Richard Brookhiser presents a pathway to national unity through an examination of thirteen formative texts from the American founding. Brookhiser, recipient of the National Humanities Medal and a senior editor at the National Review, mines these documents for values and tenets central to American identity, from liberty to democracy. In doing so, Brookhiser evokes what made the United States an unprecedented experiment in governance, and argues that Americans should draw strength and inspiration, rather than discord, from this unique legacy. Join Brookhiser for a discussion of the role of national pride throughout American history and his belief that, if expressed thoughtfully and carefully, nationalism can be a force for good.