Government Professor to Present WSU Freedom Philosophy Lecture

PULLMAN, Wash. — Charles R. Kesler, a professor of government and director of the Henry Salvatori Center at Claremont McKenna College, is this year’s Freedom Philosophy Day guest speaker at Washington State University. Kesler will discuss “Civility and Citizenship in Washington’s America and Ours” at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in Todd Hall, Room 130.

“Kesler is a genuine scholar, and his comments and observations on the economic and political culture of the times reflect his commitment to conservative causes balanced by his scholarly objectivity and his well-reasoned thinking,” says Rom Markin, Maughmer Freedom Philosophy Professor and organizer of WSU’s annual Freedom Philosophy Day.

Kesler received his bachelor’s degree in social studies and his master’s and doctorate in government at Harvard University. He is editor of and contributor to Saving the Revolution: The Federalist Papers and the American Founding and co-editor with William F. Buckley Jr. of Keeping the Tablets: Modern American Conservative Thought. Kesler has been published widely in such newspapers and periodicals as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, National Review and Weekly Standard. He is editor-in-chief of the Claremont Review of Books.

The speaker program is supported by a gift from the late Geoff and Florence Maughmer. Freedom Philosophy Day celebrates the university as a marketplace of ideas. Proponents of Freedom Philosophy believe in maximum individual liberty and responsibility, limited governments and the free enterprise system.