Meet Dr. Herb London Tuesday, May 13th: America's Secular Challenge: The Rise of a New National Religion
Eli Gold, from The Harbour League writes,
Dr. Herb London
As you are aware by now, on this Tuesday May 13th the Harbour League will be hosting a talk by the Hudson Institute president and THL board member, Dr. Herb London. In consideration of the attendance of our entire board of trustees, the event will take place at: The Cloisters, 10440 Falls Road in Lutherville, Maryland and not at the Harbour League’s office.
The evening will begin at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30pm)with a talk given by Dr. Herb London entitled, “America’s Secular Challenge: The Rise of a New National Religion”. Dr. London will suggest that the rise of secularism in the United States is a flaccid response to the challenge presented by the fanaticism of radical Islam. In the so-called war of ideas we are handicapped in our ability to thwart the inroads of fanaticism by a reflexive belief in relativism, one dimension of secular humanism.
The rise of secular humanism not only challenges the traditional antecedent of the nation, it is an ineffective response to the challenge of Islam. The result? If you don’t know what you believe in, you are unable to defend what is worthwhile. Something that, if understood, can change Maryland for the better.
Following the talk and question and answer session, there will be a dessert reception that will give you a chance to talk with any member of member of the board regarding the movement.
To RSVP to this for this event or to the dinner prior to the talk please visit www.TheHarbourLeague.org or call 410-753-4560.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Harbour League
2800 Quarry Lake Drive, Suite 140
Baltimore, MD 21209
Thank you (foot)notes:
Herb London’s daughter, Stacey London, will NOT be present (I don’t think). Although he might answer questions…
Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine and The Dude will be attending.
More on Dr. London at the jump.
Herbert I. London is president of the Hudson Institute, a world renown think-tank in Washington DC. He is the former John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University. And he was responsible for creating the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 and was its dean until 1992. This school was organized to promote the study of “great books” and classic texts.
[From his web site HerbLondon.org.]
Herbert London is a graduate of Columbia University, 1960 and the recipient of a Ph.D. from New York University, 1966. He is also professor emeritus at New York University.
Dr. London is a noted social critic whose work has appeared in every major newspaper and journal in the country including such diverse publications as Commentary, National Review, American Spectator, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Washington Times, New York Magazine, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Modern Age, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Orbis, Encounter, Forbes, and The New Criterion. He is the author and editor of [over] twenty-one books.
In addition to Dr. London’s television program, “Myths that Rule America,” he created a 47 part CBS series entitled “The American Character.” He has been a guest lecturer on many major radio and television news programs and at colleges and universities and has appeared as co-host on the popular CNN program, “Crossfire.” He is the former chairman of the National Association of Scholars, is the erstwhile editor of Academic Questions. Dr. London was Executive producer of “Rodney King Incident.” He is a syndicated columnist with Knight-Ridder and was formerly syndicated by Bridge News. He is a contributing editor for St. Croix Review and American Arts Quarterly. Dr. London wrote a monthly newsletter called The London Letter and a nationally syndicated column for King Features.
Dr. London is listed in the Outstanding People of the 21st Century; Directory of Distinguished Americans; Who’s Who in Education; Who’s Who in the East; Men of Distinction; Who’s Who in America, Kingston’s National Registry of Who’s Who, and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals. He is a recipient of honorary degrees from the University of Aix-Marseille, 1983 and Grove City College, 1993. He has received a Presidential Citation from N.Y.U., is a recipient of the National Pro-Am Achievement Award, was the 1996 recipient of the Martin Luther King Award from the Congress of Racial Equality for Citizenship Achievement, was the 1997 recipient of the Jacques Maritain Society Award, was the first recipient of the Peter Shaw Award for his exemplary writing on higher education and American intellectual culture, was awarded the Templeton Honor Roll Award in 1997 as one of the nation’s exemplary professors. In 2000, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, in 2001 the American Jewish Congress Award, and in 2002 the Liberty and Media Award.
In 1989, Dr. London was one of the Republican candidates for Mayor of New York City. In 1990 he was the Conservative Party Candidate for Governor of New York garnering more votes than any third party candidate in the state’s history. In 1994 he was the Republican Party candidate for New York State Comptroller losing in a close election.
He is currently on [The Harbour League], the Hudson Institute Board of Directors; the Board of Directors of the National Chamber Foundation; the Board of Directors of the International Transportation Systems; the Board of Trustees for Merrill Lynch Assets Management, the Board of Directors of the National Association for Industry-Education Cooperation, the Board of Trustees of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the Board of Advisors of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc., the Editorial Advisory Board for the Texas Education Review, the Executive Advisory Board for the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York City Cultural Affairs Commission, American History and Civics Advisory Board, and the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He formerly served on the Board of Governors at St. John’s College and the Board of Overseers at the Center for Naval Analyses.