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The Closing of the Liberal Mind: How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left

September 25, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Colorado Christian University is hosting Dr. Kim Holmes on campus for the September President’s Lecture Series. Dr. Holmes will speak on his recent book, The Closing of the Liberal Mind: How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left.

In his book, Holmes surveys the state of liberalism in America today and finds that it is becoming its opposite — abandoning the precepts of open-mindedness and respect for individual rights, liberties, and the rule of law upon which the country was founded, and becoming instead an intolerant, rigidly dogmatic ideology that abhors dissent and stifles free speech.

This event is open to the public and is in partnership with the Centennial Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

About Dr. Kim Holmes:

Dr. Holmes is an author and American Diplomat. Holmes is a former U.S. assistant secretary of state and former vice president for research at The Heritage Foundation. Recognized around the globe as one of Washington’s foremost foreign and defense policy experts, Holmes is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he formerly served on the Washington Advisory Committee. As a historian of U.S. political movements and ideology, Holmes writes about America’s place in the world and the changing political landscape.

His latest book, The Closing of the Liberal Mind (Encounter, April 2016), reveals how liberals in America are turning their backs on their traditions and have become a force for “illiberalism”— namely, denying their fellow Americans’ rights and freedoms.

Other published works include Rebound: Getting America Back to Great (2013) and Liberty’s Best Hope: American Leadership for the 21st Century (2008). He has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University with a focus on European and American history. He is a founding editor of the annual Heritage/Wall Street Journal Index of Economic Freedom.


September 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Centennial Institute


Leprino Hall 170
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226 United States
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