UT Martin speaker to focus on family and ‘third ways’

UT Martin speaker to focus on family and ‘third ways’

Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 12:18 pm

The Messenger 03.16.11

Family scholar Allan C. Carlson will present “Third Ways: Rebuilding an American Economy Focused on the Family and Community” March 24 at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The lecture is scheduled at 7 p.m. in Watkins Auditorium of Boling University Center.
Third way measures include a return to the natural arrangements of family, church and local community. In contrast to corporate globalization, Carlson will emphasize the importance revitalizing the family farm, the family-held business and the independent shop.
Carlson’s lecture will address questions such as: Does conservatism invariably mean defending the actions of the great banks and corporations? Is agrarianism a ridiculous anachronism in the 21st Century? Is it conservative to wage perpetual war for perpetual peace?
Carlson is president of the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society.
His books include “The Natural Family: A Manifesto” and “The ‘American Way’: Family and Community in the Shaping of the American Identity.”
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute and its UT Martin chapter student organization will sponsor the lecture.
For more information, contact Dr. Arthur Hunt, UT Martin assistant professor of communications, at (731) 881-7552 or e-mail him at ahunt@utm.edu.

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