Interesting Conference on the Horizon
From July 10–15, Lindenwood University (over in St. Charles) will be hosting an exciting conference, “The American Decentralist Tradition.” Among the topics of discussion will be the Declaration of Independence, the Kentucky Resolutions, and the Webster-Calhoun Debate (also known as the Webster-Hayne Debate), as well as contemporary issues such as the effect of centralization of political power on corporate structure and the correlation between highly centralized governments and the murder of their citizens. The conference’s very structure will imitate its subject matter, shifting among several unique locations in eastern Missouri, including historic Ste. Genevieve, the St. Louis Cathedral, Daniel Boone Village, and the mounds at Cahokia, Ill. If you are interested, you can get additional details by dropping a line to Prof. Rachel Douchant, who is heading up the conference.