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The Elites Have Failed Let The Monks Rule-Mike Church Speech

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Mandeville, LA – The Academy of Philosophy and Letters has asked me to participate in their upcoming conference and inaugurated me as a member of their most august body, an honor I surely do not deserve yet will humbly accept that I might glean some true wisdom from the group and share it with my radio TV/show audience. Thank you APL. The event details are below if you’d like to attend as a guest.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE!! – It would be very welcome indeed if I could be invited to speak at a nearby Church or other venue to help moderate my expenses for this event. This event is being held in the Baltimore, Washington NOVA area so anywhere within 2-3 hours is acceptable. Please contact me directly for booking details of one of my talks or a tlak on a topic YOU choose.

2018 Annual Conference

June 1-3, 2018
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, College Park, MD

“Populism and the Failure of Elites”
It is no secret that political events of the past two years, including Brexit and of course Donald Trump’s nomination and election, have thrown a spotlight on “populism.” Long a neglected topic, there is now widespread recognition of the importance of understanding what populism is, whether it is truly rising, and precisely what this means, for good or for ill. The apparent rise of populism has likewise highlighted failures of elites. While most obvious was the failure of elites to grasp public sentiment enough even to anticipate the victories of either Brexit or Trump, more important was the fact that those victories reflected longstanding, profound failures of elite governance and of elite economic and cultural dominance. But who exactly are these elites, how and why have they failed, and how do we move forward?

Keynote speakers include Julius Krein (Editor, American Affairs), Joshua Mitchell (Georgetown University), and Michael Glennon (Tufts University). In addition, we will host four discussion panels.

Deadline for registration is May 1, 2018. A $25 late fee will be added to any registrations after May 1st and an opening at the conference cannot be guaranteed.


Conference Schedule


5:00 Registration

6:00 Reception/Cash Bar

7:00 Dinner

Welcome: Ryan R. Holston, Virginia Military Institute,

President of APL

Chair: Michael Federici, Middle Tennessee State University

Keynote Speaker: Joshua Mitchell, Georgetown University

9:00 Hospitality Suite


8:00-8:30 Late Registration

8:30-10:30 “Populism & Conservatism”

Chair: William F. Byrne, St. Johns University, NY

Jude Dougherty, The Catholic University of America

Robert Delfino, St. Johns University, NY

Robert Koons, The University of Texas-Austin

Mike Church, The Mike Church Show

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:45 “Populism & Culture”

Chair: Andrew Balio, The Future Symphony Institute

Dean Abbott, Nazarene College

Claes G. Ryn, The Catholic University of America, Center for the Study of Statesmanship

Ryan Wilson, The Catholic University of America

12:45-1:00 Break

1:00-2:30 Lunch

Chair: Claes G. Ryn, The Catholic University of America, Center for the Study of Statesmanship

Keynote Speaker: Michael Glennon, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

2:30-3:30 Break

3:30-5:30 “Populism & Foreign Policy”

Chair: William Smith, The Catholic University of America, Center for the Study of Statesmanship

Lowell Gustafson, Villanova University

Col. Larry Wilkerson, The College of William and Mary

Monica Toft, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

5:30-6:30 Break

6:30-7:30 Cash Bar

7:30 Dinner

8:00 Keynote Address

Chair: Daniel McCarthy, Modern Age

Keynote Speaker: Julius Krein, American Affairs Journal

9:00 Hospitality Suite

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