This past week, from Monday through Wednesday in Smith Wilkes Hall, the Chautauqua Foundation presented the annual Scholar in Residence event, which this year featured Jon Alterman.
When it comes to firsthand experience as a journalist covering issues of privacy and the delicate process of deciding what’s fit to print, few can match the resume of Jill Abramson.
On Monday in the Amphitheater, Jeffrey Rosen examined the right to privacy through a constitutional frame, exploring both historic and hypothetical cases in which privacy clashed with security or freedom of speech, or was conflated with property rights.
The Declaration of Independence was more than just a break-up letter with England. It was an assertion of independence, a commitment to freedom and a symbol of the good of democracy defeating the evil of tyranny.
E.J. Dionne Jr. doesn’t question that. But he would rather the focus shift from the idea of individual independence to what he believes the declaration really was: A pledge of community members to one another.
Before the night’s fireworks and festivities, Jason Weintraub invites all Chautauquans to join him and the Chautauqua Community Band for their 23rd annual Independence Day Concert.