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Kesler to focus on American democracy

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, 8 p.m. 219 Burr Hall

Charles Kesler, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, will speak on "The Declaration of Independence and American Democracy" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in 219 Burr Hall.

The event is the James Madison Program's annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America's Founding Principles.

From 1989 to 2008, Kesler was director of Claremont McKenna College's Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World. He is editor of "Saving the Revolution: The Federalist Papers and the American Founding" (Free Press, 1987) and co-editor, with William F. Buckley Jr., of "Keeping the Tablets: Modern American Conservative Thought" (HarperCollins, 1988). His edition of "The Federalist Papers" (Signet Classics, 2003) is the best-selling edition in the country.

Kesler contributes regularly to the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. His articles on contemporary politics also have appeared in The Washington Times, Policy Review, National Review and The Weekly Standard, among other journals.

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