Carlin Romano, Professor of Philosophy and Humanites and author of the recently published America the Philosophical, delivered the keynote lecture on “Radicalism in America” at Chautauqua Institution’s 5,000-seat amphitheater on Monday, August 13. The talk launched the eighth of nine summer theme weeks at the historic educational and cultural institution in western New York State, where Chautauqua, founded in 1874, has been presenting prominent speakers since the days of William James and Theodore Roosevelt. Other speakers during “Radicalism” week included theoretical phycisist Freeman Dyson; Stella Remington, the former head of MI5 (Britain’s CIA); and David Rohde, the Pulitzer-prize-winning former New York Times correspodent who was held captive in Afghanistan by the Taliban
Professor Romano’s America the Philosophical continues to receive prominent reviews around the country. The Aug. 6 issue of the New Yorker credited him with providing “a comprehensive intellectual history from Emerson to Rawls,” and the Fall issue of Harvard Magazine, the alumni magazine of Harvard University, says the book is
“brilliantly” argued. Read more here.