Talk to Consider Historic Role of Entrepreneurs
Burton W. Folsom Jr.
LEXINGTON, Va., April 2, 2013 – Burton W. Folsom Jr. of Hillsdale College in Michigan will give a talk, “Entrepreneurs and the Rise of the U.S. to Greatness,” Thursday, April 4, in Marshall Hall at VMI. The talk will begin at 8 p.m.
Folsom, the Charles F. Kline Chair in History and Management and Professor of History, is the author of eight books, including FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America (2011), with Anita Folsom; New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America (2009); and The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America, 1840-1920 (1996). He has published numerous articles in publications including the Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, Policy Review, and Human Events.
Folsom has also served as senior fellow at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and historian in residence at the Center for the American Idea.
The lecture, sponsored by the John W. and Jane M. Roberts American Free Enterprise Program, is open to the public free of charge.