Richard Avramenko

This event took place on October 19, 2022.  Watch Recording Here

About the Lecture

In this lecture, Avramenko invokes the great 19th century observer of American social and political life, Alexis de Tocqueville, to talk about the centrality of the study of law for tempering the harms of radical egalitarianism.

About the Speaker

Richard Avramenko (Ph.D. Georgetown, 2005) is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, where he is also the Director of the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Political Science Reviewer. He is the author of Courage: The Politics of Life and Limb, and the editor of Friendship and Politics: Essays in Political Thought, Dostoevsky’s Political Thought, Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times (volume I and II), and Canadian Conservative Political Thought. He has published on a variety of topics and thinkers, including Plato, Aristotle, Xenophon, St. Augustine, Dostoevsky, Tocqueville, Nietzsche, Voegelin, Heidegger, Canadian identity politics, suicide, ambition, and mortgage and housing policy. He is currently spending his sabbatical as the Busch Family visiting professor at Notre Dame University, where he is completing a new book that he plans to call, The Crush of Democracy: Tocqueville and the Egalitarian Mind