Alan Charles Kors : Why the collapse of Communism did not entail the end of socialism

For the enlightenment, advancement, and inspiration of its members


Proudly presents

With the kind permission of Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism

A filmed talk by Dr Alan Charles Kors

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Socialism’s Legacy

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Alan Charles Kors

Date: Monday May 14 2012

Venue: Home of Prodos & Barboo, 153 Lennox Street, Richmond. Phone: 9428 1234.

6.30 PM: Doors Open.

Meals (all at cost price) served between 6.30 PM and 7.15 PM

  • Lemon Pepper Atlantic Salmon: $12
  • Crumbed Lamb Cutlets: $12

7.30 PM (sharp): Commencement of Film + Chaired discussion.

Who: Only registered PRODOS Film Study Group members and guests of members allowed. You can apply to join on the night. To join you need to agree with our purpose and pay the $2 annual fee.

Policy: Leaving straight after a film and therefore skipping the discussion goes against one of the conditions upon which our permission to screen these films is based.

9.45 PM: End of meeting.

Cost: No charge. But if you’d like to make a personal donation to Prodos that’s greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many optimists claimed that the world was now somehow “after socialism.”

There are reasons, however — structural, political, moral, and intellectual — why the collapse of Communism did not entail the end of socialism.

This talk will explain why there can be no “after socialism” until the West comes to ultimate terms with the catastrophic legacy of international communism.

ALAN CHARLES KORS (B.A., Princeton; M.A. and Ph.D., Harvard) is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, and he is a co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). He is the author of numerous books on European intellectual history and American higher education. Dr. Kors has served on the National Council for the Humanities, and been honored with many awards, including the National Humanities Medal and the Bradley Prize.

He is the author of …

  • The Shadow University: The Betrayal Of Liberty On America’s Campuses (1999)
  • Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History (Middle Ages Series)
  • Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (4 vol. set) (2002)
  • Atheism in France, 1650-1729: The Orthodox Sources of Disbelief (1990)
  • D’Holbach’s Coterie: An Enlightenment in Paris (1976)


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