Harvey Mansfield, perhaps the most visible conservative professor in the Ivy League, will be giving the Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment for the Humanities this coming month.
- When: Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Warner Theatre; Washington, D.C.
- What: “How to Understand Politics: What the Humanities Can Say to Science.”
Says Mansfield, in his characteristically veiled tone, of the theme of the lecture:
Literature is concerned with stories of individuals whereas social sciences try to speak in abstract. It’s easy to speak that way to an abstract country, but we live in one with a proper name. I would like to restore the understanding of the proper name to the understanding of politics.