‘MTSU On the Record’ ponders liberty, personal fre...

‘MTSU On the Record’ ponders liberty, personal freedom with Lawler

A political scientist dissected the sometimes competing values of personal freedom and furthering the greater good on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Peter Augustine Lawler

Dr. Peter Augustine Lawler

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Peter Augustine Lawler first aired Oct. 20 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ). You can listen to their conversation here.

Lawler will deliver a presentation, “The Future of Our Liberty is Confusing,” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building’s auditorium.

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The event is free and open to the public.

Lawler, who serves as the Dana Professor of Government at Berry College in Berry, Georgia, is also executive editor of the academic journal “Perspectives on Political Science.”

He was a member of President George W. Bush’s Council on Bioethics and is the author of more than 15 books, including “Allergic to Crazy,” a compilation of some of his essays.

“I want to somehow keep what’s good about the modern world, which is basically freedom, technology and justice, while adding on to it a better understanding of love and death and relational responsibilities, what it means to be a being who was born to know love and die,” Lawler said.

Lawler’s lecture is sponsored by MTSU’s Department of Political Science and the university chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

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For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.