On March 30, 2010, fellow for law & humanities with The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College—Dr. L. John Van Til—delivered a talk on “Thoughtful Cal, the Founders and the Progressives” as one of the Center’s American Founders Luncheon Series lectures at the Rivers Club in Pittsburgh.
Then, on October 7, 2010, in an event covered by C-SPAN, Dr. Van Til delivered another lecture on “The Character of President Calvin Coolidge” and participated in a panel discussion at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.
To view a streaming video of these events—or to read the documents referenced by Dr. Van Til in either of the talks—please see the appropriate links below.
Was President Coolidge a Conservative?
(“The Conservative Mind in 2012” conference lecture)
April 19, 2012 | by Dr. L. John Van Til
Thoughtful Cal, the Founders and the Progressives
(American Founders Luncheon Series lecture)
March 30, 2010 | by Dr. L. John Van Til
The Character of President Calvin Coolidge
(From the C-SPAN Video Library: A lecture and panel discussion at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, MA)
October 7, 2010 | by Dr. L. John Van Til
V&V Papers, editorials, & related documents:
The Inspiration of the Declaration
(Delivered at Philadelphia to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.)
July 5, 1926 | By President Calvin Coolidge
Not “Silent Cal”—“Thinking Cal”
Correcting the Historical Image of Calvin Coolidge
February 27, 2009 | by Dr. L. John Van Til
(Download a printable booklet here.)
“Thinking” Cal Coolidge on the Declaration of Independence
June 29, 2009 | by Dr. L. John Van Til
The Fourth on the Fifth
July 5, 2010 | by Lee Wishing