Join Liberties in partnership with Interintellect for a series of talks on culture and politics.
Following the structure of our LibertiesTalks, these conversations will be held over Zoom, and after about 30 minutes attendees will be able to join the conversation, to ask questions or share their thoughts.
This series will be free for Liberties subscribers. New to Liberties? Check out our new third issue of our third volume.
The inaugural episode will be with the formidable Benjamin Moser, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Sontag, about his upcoming book The Upside Down World. It will take place at 2 PM EST, Sunday May 7th. The second will be on June 1st, with the brave James Kirchick about his essay in this issue, “From Queer to Gay to Queer” and about his recent book Secret City. Further information about both events is forthcoming — we hope to see and hear from you then.
We and Interintellect will also be cohosting in-person salons in DC and New York, the first of which will be this summer. Space will be limited, so sign up below.
|May 7, 2023
|The Upside Down World
Join Benjamin Moser, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Sontag for a salon about his upcoming book The Upside Down World.
|June 1, 2023
Join James Kirchick about his essay in this issue, “From Queer to Gay to Queer” and about his recent book Secret City.
In “On Reparations,” Andrew Delbanco makes a fresh liberal case for reparations for African Americans and explores some historical precedents for such a policy.
|The Nation State
In “The Left and the Nation State,” Michael Walzer indicts the left for its disparagement of the nation-state, which he regards as groundless and hypocritical.
|The African Case for the Enlightenment
In “The African Case for the Enlightenment,” Olúfémi Táíwò argues that denying Africans (and other non-Westerners) their right to the rights and powers secured by the Enlightenment is both absurd and cruel.
|The Battle of Irpin
In “The Battle of Irpin,” Tamar Jacoby provides a grim and indelible account of the heroism in the face of crushing brutality which she witnessed in Ukraine during a pivotal episode of the war.