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Panel to offer commentary on critical book, Oct. 20

Princeton faculty members will present "An Examination of F.A. Hayek's 'The Road to Serfdom'" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in 1 Robertson Hall.

The panel discussion, the first event in a planned series on "60 Years Later: Critical Books of the 20th Century," celebrates the 60th anniversary of the publication of "The Road to Serfdom."

Participating will be: Harold James , professor of history; Stephen Macedo , the Laurance S. Rockefeller of Politics and director of the University Center for Human Values; and Robert George , professor of politics and the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence. They will offer commentary on Hayek's book, which examines the relationship between individual liberty and government authority, and argues that granting government control of the economy leads to disaster. In 1998 Foreign Affairs selected it as one among the most significant economic, social and environmental books of the last 75 years.

The event is sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Council of the Humanities, the University Center for Human Values and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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