Our In the Spotlight feature highlights one speaker who has recently visitited the John Adams Institute and shows you how a theme touched upon in their speech, relates to a past speaker event.
In the Spotlight today…
The Event : Russell Shorto 2013
Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City
16 October 2013
Amsterdam could stake a claim to being the birthplace of the modern world. That, in essence, is what Russell Shorto argues in Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City. His book weaves together the lives of Amsterdammers past and present, from Rembrandt to Anne Frank to Theo van Gogh, and teases apart the many meanings of “liberal.” Why did Amsterdam fashion the world’s first stock market? Why was it not only a hotbed of 1960s countercultural activity but also, after the Reformation, a hotbed of similar countercultural activity in the early 1500s? What is left of its liberal heritage today? Join us for an evening devoted to the city that inspires and confounds so many of us.
Moderator: Tracy Metz
In cooperation with Ambo Anthos publishers and CITCO
Online book sale by Athenaeum
Our Infographic on Russell Shorto and Liberalism
- Francis Fukuyama 1995 (johnadamsarchive.wordpress.com)