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Origins and Key Ideas of Progressivism – LoTR Flatirons
July 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Rational State.
The Regulatory State.
The Administrative State.
The Bureaucratic State.
The Permanent State.
The Progressive State.
Origins and Key Ideas of Progressivism
PRESENTATION SUMMARY: How did a large and largely unconstitutional administrative state come to control and regulate virtually every aspect of the lives of American citizens? The answer is progressivism, a comprehensive program that emerged more than a century ago for the purpose of engineering human society to be different, better, and…progressive.
Dr. Thomas Krannawitter shares stories of the origins of progressivism while explaining the key philosophic ideas that made progressivism not only popular but virtually irresistible among academics, intellectuals, and reformers of various kinds. He’ll demonstrate how progressivism has shaped politics, education, religion, and popular culture in the modern United States.
Specializing in classical and modern political philosophy, Dr. Krannawitter holds a Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University in California. He is the author of numerous books and hundreds of articles and essays. And he’s good at helping Americans understand why their own government, today, seems beyond their own control and what they can do to change that.