Just a quick note that I will be attending the Summons of Freedom Conference this coming weekend. If there are any other First Thoughts readers attending, do make sure you let me know in the comments, as I’d love to meet you.
The annual gathering, which is put on by excellent Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame, is now in its tenth year. This years theme is “Virtue, Sacrifice, and the Common Good.” Conferees will “reflect upon political and legal questions having to do with the very nature of the political common good, the particular conflicts that arise in trying to achieve it, and the precarious situation of freedom in the democracies of advanced modernity.”
The Front Porchers will be there talking about Front-Porchy type things , which promises to be stimulating. Frank Beckwith, J. Budziszewski, Robert Sloan, and a whole host of other intellectual lights will be on hand as well.
It promises to be an enormously thought-provoking conference, and I plan to offer reflections throughout the weekend here at First Thoughts.