Robert Higgs on C-SPAN

by | Mar 31, 2009 | Stress Blog | 4 comments

David Theroux writes:

Dear Lighthouse Reader,

I am very pleased to alert you to two, very timely, upcoming C-SPAN TV programs featuring Independent Institute fellows:

1. Senior Fellow Robert Higgs will be the featured guest in an exclusive, three-hour interview on C-SPAN2’s prestigious “In Depth” program to discuss his work as an author, economist and historian. With the deepening economic crisis, ongoing wars in the Mideast, enormous expansions of federal spending and power, and widespread public confusion, this comprehensive discussion with Dr. Higgs could not be more important and timely. The interview will examine his pioneering analysis of government power, how and why it grows, and its harmful affects. In so doing, the program will discuss his many books, including Depression, War, and Cold War, Neither Liberty nor Safety, Crisis and Leviathan, Against Leviathan, Resurgence of the Warfare State, and Competition and Coercion. Dr. Higgs is also editor of the Institute’s quarterly journal, The Independent Review.

The program will air as follows (times subject to change):

    Sunday, April 5, 12:00 noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT)
    Monday, April 6, 12:00 midnight ET (April 5, 9:00 p.m. PT)
    Saturday, April 11, at 9:00 a.m (6:00 a.m. PT)

2. Senior Fellow Ivan Eland will be interviewed by former presidential candidate, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), on C-SPAN2’s widely influential “After Words” program to discuss Dr. Eland’s new Independent Institute book Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty. Who were the best and worst U.S. presidents and how do George W. Bush and Barack Obama stack up in light of their presidential predecessors regarding whether their policies promote peace, prosperity, and liberty while upholding the Constitution all presidents are sworn to protect? Moreover, could traditionally revered presidents actually be among the worse? For example, did Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harry Truman adopt policies that led to economic hardship, unnecessary bloodshed, and the abuse of executive powers?

This program will air as follows (times subject to change):

    Saturday, April 4, at 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT)
    Sunday, April 5, at 9:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. PT)
    Monday, April 6, at 3:00 a.m. ET (12:00 midnight. PT)
    Sunday, April 12, at 12:00 noon ET (April 11, 9:00 a.m. PT)
    Sunday, April 19, at 12:00 noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT)

In addition, Dr. Eland will be speaking at our Independent Policy Forum based on Recarving Rushmore, “What President Obama Should Learn from His Predecessors,” to be held April 7th in the Independent Institute’s Conference Center in Oakland, Calif. (reception at 6:30 p.m., program at 7:00 p.m.). Joining him to speak will be Stanford University political scientist Andrew Rutten, who is Associate Editor of The Independent Review. (Map and Directions)

We hope you will be able to catch each of these programs!

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