Vision & Values conference looks to ‘God that Failed’

​The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College will take a deep look at a fallen socio-economic idol that may be making a comeback during its 13th annual conference April 20 and 21 on campus.

“The God That Failed: Communism and Socialism Then and Now” features dozens of speakers and scholars exploring a variety of issues related to the communist-socialist phenomenon of past, present and future. 

National Review Senior Editor Jonah Goldburg, one the nation’s most-read and respected conservative writers, leads a pack of nationally-known guests who will descend on campus for the conference, which also features a number of Grove City College faculty who will present original research and scholarship and lead discussions throughout the conference.

Others scheduled to speak during the two-day conference include: David Horowitz, founder and president of the Freedom Center and editor of FrontPage Magazine; Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, best-selling author, political commentator and veteran film critic; Ron Radosh, a writer, professor, historian and former communist; and Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow at The Heritage Foundation and author of “Freedom’s College: The History of Grove City College.”

The conference takes its name from a 1949 book detailing the disillusionment of former Communists and also serves to mark the centenary of the launch of global communism with the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, communist and socialist societies persist in the 21st century and recent events indicate that the ideology may be attractive to today’s millennial generation. The conference seeks to explore the ways in which current ideologies bare resemblance to communism and how people of faith should assess socialism and its more radical variants.

For a complete schedule of events or to register for The Center for Vision & Values’ 13th annual conference, click HERE.

The Center for Vision & Values is conservative think tank strengthening the faith and freedom foundation of American citizenship at Grove City College. It is a leading forum for the study and application of freedom to economic, political, social, religious and scientific issues. The views and opinions expressed by Center staff or conference participants do not necessarily reflect the view of Grove City College. 


Vision & Values conference looks to ‘God that Failed’

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