The Geopolitics of Liberty: What Churchill and De Gaulle Teach Us About the World
Professor of Politics, Hillsdale College
Friday, March 20, 2015—12:00 p.m.
AWC Family Foundation Lecture
Despite years of talk about modern globalization and world-shrinking information technology, Americans now find themselves confronted on all sides with age-old questions of geopolitics and regime rivalries—questions that our national leaders seem noticeably unfit to answer. As today’s world erupts in wars for cultural and territorial control, much can be learned from two of yesterday’s masters of statecraft: Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle. Both understood how to coordinate geopolitics—the realm of necessity—with the defense of liberty, and their examples can teach us what to consider as we defend our way of life in a world hostile to political freedom.