Sunday, March 18, 2007

John Lewis At George Mason University

After having the first attempt to give a lecture on the defeat of Islamic totalitarianism canceled, John Lewis has been invited back (requires facebook) to the George Mason University campus for a second round.

On April 24th at 7:30pm in the JC Cinema the [College Republicans] will be hosting a lecture by Dr. John Lewis, Ph.D. Lewis is a history professor at Ashland University in Ohio. He will be discussing his article, No Substitute for Victory: The Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism. This talk was previously scheduled to appear at Mason, but because of its controversial content its original sponsors were no longer able to sponsor it. We have decided to hold this talk because, as a club, we value discussion and debate, both internally among our own members, and externally, with others on campus. We also believe that Dr. Lewis' ideas for winning the war are of interest to our members and the larger Mason community. This talk is being sponsored by the GMU College Republicans, GMU Objectivist Club, and the Objectivist Standard. Please mark your calendars for this exciting event! It will be Tuesday, April 24th, 7:30pm in the JC Cinema![bold and link added]
This is the first I've heard of an exact date for the rescheduled lecture. Let's hope this time around things go a little more smoothly. For others' coverage on the issue check out NoodleFood and Gus Van Horn, quoting George Mason himself.

Posted earlier today on the George Mason University Objectivist Club webpage is the official notice.

Updates: minor edit in quote, added link to GMU Objectivist Club