The Victory of Socialism

Event Date: 
July 24, 2008 - 12:00pm

Dexter Ballroom
24 Ransom Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


With the fall of the Berlin Wall, the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the success of free markets many believed that socialism had seen its last days. But socialism did not die. It continues to advance in new ways. Socialist visions of man and society dominate many of our cultural institutions, academia, media, government, and religion. In Latin America, Europe, and even the US, proponents of socialist ideas are gaining influence. While we celebrated the triumph of freedom has socialism won over the culture?

Short bio of the speaker

Michael Miller is a Research Fellow and Director of Acton Media at the Acton Institute. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, has an MA from Nagoya University's Graduate School of International Development (Japan), an MA in philosophy from Franciscan University, and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird (The American Graduate School of International Management). Before coming to Acton, he spent three years at Ave Maria College of the Americas in Nicaragua where he taught philosophy and political science and was the chair of the philosophy and theology department. He has almost 10 years of international experience and has lived and traveled in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He has been published in the Washington Times, The Detroit News, The LA Daily News, and Crisis. His research interests include political economy, moral philosophy, economic development, and political theory.