Western Pennsylvania-area friends and readers: I’ll be giving a talk at Grove City College this coming Thursday evening, with the title “Between Twitter and the New York Times.” I’ll be taking up the challenges to speaking honesty and well when cultural, economic, and political forces — and our own fallen susceptibility to them — both over-simplify and ideologize public speech. I will be making references to conservative examples of the second as well as to the Times.
The lecture will be held in the Sticht Lecture Hall in the Hall of Arts and Letters and begin at 7 p.m., and run till about 8:15. It’s open to the public. If you do come, please come up afterward to introduce yourself.