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Binding the Minotaur: The Problem of Limited Government (April 2012)

AHI Holds Fifth Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium April 12-15, 2012 at the Turning Stone Resort

Topic: “Binding the Minotaur: The Problem of Limited Government.” Welcome and Introductory Remarks – Richard Erlanger, President, AHI

Past, Present, and Future of the AHI

Douglas Ambrose, Co-Founder and Charter Fellow, AHI

Marta Johnson, Student Director, AHI Undergraduate Leader of the Jouvenel Group (Hamilton Class, 2013)

Thomas Cheeseman, AHI Undergraduate Fellow (Hamilton Class, 2012)

Fifth Annual Carl B. Menges Lecture 

Keynote address “Numismatics and Limited Government”

Social commentator Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books

Introduction of Roger Kimball by Professor Robert Paquette, AHI Charter Fellow

Sessions:  April 13, 2012:

1. The Minotaur Presented

Discussion

Q and A

2. Limited Government and the Founders

Discussion

Q and A

3. A Road Diverged?

Discussion

Q and A

Sessions:  April 14, 2012:

4. Sovereignty and Social Justice

Discussion

Q and A

5. What Happened to the Makeweights

Discussion

Q and A

6. Obamacare and the Courts

Discussion

Q and A

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