Brad Thompson will be in Denver to speak at the Leadership Program of the Rockies this upcoming Friday, and he will be giving a lecture for Front Range Objectivism entitled “Atlas Shrugged: The Great American Novel” on Saturday evening. Here’s the information — please forward it to any fans of Atlas Shrugged you know in Colorado:
Dr. C. Bradley Thompson on “Atlas Shrugged: The Great American Novel”
- Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2009
- Time: 8:00-10:00 pm lecture; doors open at 7:15 pm
- Location: Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, Colorado
- Cost: $20.00 non-students, $5.00 for students. Make checks payable to FROGS and send your check to FROGS c/o Betty Evans, 1140 US Hwy 287 STE 400-283, Broomfield, CO 80020; use Paypal to send your payment to [email protected]; or you can pay in cash or check at the event.
- RSVP: Please RSVP to Betty Evans via e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (303.421.7334). An approximate attendance count is needed for the event but please feel free to attend without an RSVP.
Atlas Shrugged is a book about America and for America. The novel’s themes, while universal in nature, find their existential expression in the history and culture of the United States. In this lecture, Dr. Thompson demonstrates how Ayn Rand defended and completed the original principles of the American Founding through the presentation of her revolutionary philosophy, Objectivism. Dr. Thompson will argue that Atlas Shrugged is the “great American novel.”
C. Bradley Thompson is the BB&T Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University and the Executive Director of the Clemson Institute for the Study Capitalism. He received his Ph.D at Brown University, and he has also been a visiting scholar at Princeton and Harvard universities and at the University of London. Professor Thompson is the author of the award-winning book John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty.
Because of the resurgence in the popularity of Atlas Shrugged, this FROST event will be a lecture only. Please invite anyone that you know who might enjoy the talk.