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Tuesday, Nov 17, 7:10 PM EST · 1 hour

Conservative Conversations with ISI: Rod Dreher

November 17, 2020 at 07:10:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

Identify the Dangers of Soft Totalitarianism and Learn How to Counter Them with a Leading Conservative Writer

What would you do if your employer required you to participate in a kind of social justice training?

Or if your teacher, professor, or pastor started teaching critical race theory?

You probably worry about the effects that “wokeness” could have on your livelihood, your community, and your family.

You’re not alone.

A survey conducted by the Cato Institute in July found that 62 percent of Americans are convinced “the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive” . . .

. . . and 32 percent worry that expressing their viewpoints could cost them their jobs.

What can conservatives do to counter this new totalitarianism?

How do you take the most effective stand possible—even when it feels risky to do so?

Here to guide you is Rod Dreher, one of the country’s most influential bloggers and the bestselling author of several books.

Dreher has sparked a vital discussion of “soft totalitarianism” on his blog and in his recent New York Times bestseller, Live Not by Lies. Campus culture has “grown up,” he says, and it’s time to emulate the dissidents who resisted totalitarianism in the past.

And in this episode of Conservative Conversations with ISI, you’ll get to join him for a close examination of today’s great sociopolitical sickness—and what you can do to stand for the truth.

Join Rod Dreher live on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 p.m. ET to learn how to identify and counter the dangers of soft totalitarianism.

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Senior Editor, The American Conservative
Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.
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Academic Program Officer
James Davenport is Academic Program Officer for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He received his BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Theology from the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University. As an undergraduate, James was an ISI Honors Scholar and president of his campus ISI Society—The Montaigne Society. James' work has been published in the University Bookman, The Imaginative Conservative, and the FORMA Journal of the Circe Institute.
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President of ISI
John A. Burtka IV is President of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He graduated from Hillsdale College with degrees in French and Christian Studies and earned a graduate degree in theology from La Faculté Jean Calvin in Aix-en-Provence, France. Johnny began his career at ISI, where he served as a development officer. He returned to ISI after four years at The American Conservative magazine, where he served as Executive Director and Acting Editor. Johnny has appeared on Fox News and Fox Business and written for the Washington Post, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, First Things, the American Mind, and the Intercollegiate Review, among other publications. He has been a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute and has participated in academic fellowships at Washington College and the Trinity Forum. Johnny lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Amanda.
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