Mansfield on Feminism

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Harvey Mansfield of Harvard on feminism
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Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr., professor of government at Harvard University. Dr. Mansfield received his A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard, where he has taught since 1962. He has also served as chairman of the department of government. He has written on Edmund Burke, Machiavelli, and American politics. He has also translated Machiavelli's The Prince, Florentine Histories and Discourses on Livy and Tocqueville's Democracy in America (with Delba Winthrop). His latest book, Manliness, looks at manliness in relation to a life of public service and politics. Dr. Mansfield has held Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships, has been a Fellow at the National Humanities Center, and is a recipient of the Joseph R. Levenson Teaching Award, the Sidney Hook Memorial Award, and the National Humanities Medal.

The above-linked talk is adapted from the 154th Commencement address delivered at Hillsdale College on May 13, 2006.

Posted July 5, 2006 @ 4:02 PM by Ligon Duncan
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