Since 1939, The Review of Politics has been one of the leading journals of social and political theory in the United States. A. James McAdams, William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs, and Catherine H. Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science and current editor-in-chief of The Review of Politics_, launched a series of coedited works. The first title in the series, "_The Crisis of Modern Times: Perspectives from The Review of Politics 1939-1962":http://undpress.nd.edu/book/P01215 (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007), which McAdams edited, focuses on the defining themes of the journal and its continuing relevance to major issues of political theory.
A Liberty Fund colloquium organized by Professor Zuckert will take place in Indianapolis on August 13-16. The Crisis of Modern Times will encourage the exploration of ideas pertaining to individual liberty and responsibility through informal, yet serious discussion among a a group. McAdams, director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, is one of the fifteen conference participates from universities across the United States. Their focus will question to what extent do we still suffer from the intellectual, moral, and political problems that gave rise to the crisis of the mid-twentieth century.