Headed to Furman University today to see some old friends and to enjoy a lecture by Wilfred McClay of the University of Oklahoma. His lecture is entitled “The Tocquevillian Moment . . . And Ours.” I’m excited to hear Dr. McClay speak on Alexis de Tocqueville, because I have been immersed in Democracy in America in my own research.
I am also excited to hear Dr. McClay because I am enjoying his (and Ted McAllister’s) new book, Why Place Matters. The Furman political science department graciously invited me to join them for dinner with Dr. McClay following the lecture, so hopefully I will have the chance to chat with him further about his ideas.
Since I am super cool and hyper connected to the interwebs, you can expect me to live tweet McClay’s lecture. More to come . . .