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A.P.E.X. Events: Dr. C. Bradley Thompson, Liberal Education and the Quest for Truth, Freedom, and Greatness

Published: September 24, 2018 | Category: Special Events

APEX Event Series Speaker liberal arts in higher educationThursday, October 4, 2018, A.P.E.X. Events presents award-winning author, essayist, and scholar Dr. C. Bradley Thompson. Dr. Thompson will be discussing the importance of the Liberal Arts and its integration into higher education. The presentation will begin at 11:30 AM in The Gilbert Great Hall. His book, John Adams and the Spirt of Liberty will be available for purchase and signing after the event. This event is free and open to the public.

After receiving his Ph.D at Brown University, Dr. Thompson has since become the BB&T Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University and the Executive Director of the Clemson Institute for the Study Capitalism. He has also been a visiting scholar at Princeton and Harvard universities and at the University of London.

In recent years, Dr. Thompson has also published essays on a range of topics such as children’s rights, natural law theory, Marxism, progressive education, and free-market education. He is currently completing a book on The Ideological Origins of American Constitutionalism. Dr. Thompson is also an occasional writer for The Times Literary Supplement of London and The Objective Standard. He has lectured around the country and has had many essays published nationally and internationally. His lectures on the political thought of John Adams have twice appeared on C-SPAN.

John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty is Dr. Thompson’s argument, illustrating how Adams’ political views were not just views of impulsive rhetoric but moves that are results of vast study and consideration. This book has received scholarly praise and has created a new image of our nation’s 2nd president and his thoughtful construction of political architecture.

In a former life, Dr. Thompson played on the 1978 Queen’s University national championship football team in Canada, and in 1980 he placed third in the long jump at the Canadian Track & Field Olympic Trials. Dr. Thompson is married and the father of three home-schooled children.

“Dr. C. Bradley Thompson is an inspiration for educators who believe in free thought. His work, research, and ideas inspire other curious minds and those looking to push boundaries. A.P.E.X. is honored to have him on our campus.”


Contact Information:

Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events
vartan@suu.edu