Claremont McKenna College

January 31, 90

Vol. 05 , No. 06   

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In Defense of the Republic of Virtue

Two hundred years ago the history of Western Europe and of the modern world was forever changed by the outbreak of the French Revolution. Whether that change was for good or ill remains the subject of keen dispute-both intellectually and politically. To plumb the causes and effects of that momentous Revolution and to weigh its good and bad qualities, the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum joins with the Henry Salvatori Center in launching a series of expert talks on the French Revolution.

"In Defense of the Republic of Virtue" is Katherine Auspitz's theme on Tuesday, February 6. A spirited lecturer, Auspitz has taught at Wellesley College and Harvard University, where she was associate professor and head tutor in social studies. She has written extensively on 18th- and 19th-century France, including a book on The Radical Bourgeoisie: The Ligne de L'Enseignement and the Origins of the Third Republic, 1866-1885 (1982) and her forthcoming study, Exporting Revolution: French and Foreign Jacobins, 1792-1815. Besides her academic credentials-she is a magna cum laude graduate of Radcliffe College, a Fulbright scholar, and a Harvard Ph.D. in government-Auspitz has taken a practical interest in civic virtue by serving as chairman of the Board of Election Commissioners of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Please join us for dinner by filling out the coupon. Dr. Auspitz's address begins at 7:00 p.m.

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