June 14, 2016 – IF YOU CAN KEEP IT Lecture and Book Launch!

 

Photo credit: Heather Durham

Please join us for a very special event with our host!

Lecture and Launch Party

with

Eric Metaxas

for his book,

If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

 

Date and Times

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Reception from 6:15 pm until 6:40 pm 
Speaking will begin at 6:45 pm
Reception and booksigning with Mr. Metaxas at 8:15 pm

Location

The Union League Club of New York**
(38 E 37th Street)

***Club requires Business Attire for all persons; coat and tie for gentlemen (no jeans or sneakers).***

About Mr. Metaxas's Book

#1 New York Timesbestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part manifesto, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America.

In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. “A republic,” he shot back, “if you can keep it.” Two hundred twenty-nine years later, Metaxas examines what that means, and if we are keeping that original promise of a republic.

If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness — including our role as a “nation of nations” — and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. The book is a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the "noble experiment in ordered liberty" that is America — and it paints a sobering picture of the fragility of that experiment and shows how that has been dangerously forgotten. In doing so, it lays out our own responsibility in living out those ideals and carrying on those freedoms.

American to understand the ideals behind the "noble experiment in ordered liberty" that is America — and it paints a sobering picture of the fragility of that experiment and shows how that has been dangerously forgotten. In doing so, it lays out our own responsibility in living out those ideals and carrying on those freedoms.

Metaxas reveals that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based upon liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, unless we lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place. 

Buy It Now

 

Praise for If You Can Keep It

“Everyone in every country, at every socioeconomic level, of every religious and secular persuasion, of every political bent, should read it….It’s the book you must read this year.”

Martha Rogers, PhD, coauthor of Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage

“Eric Metaxas [is] one of our nation’s most brilliant and morally serious public intellectuals.” 

—Robert P. George, PhD, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University
 
“Irresistible . . . compellingly written . . . important. Not only should every American read it—they should then reread it aloud to their children and grandchildren.” 

—Dennis Prager
 
“Profound and thoroughly entertaining . . . This book has made me think in ways that I haven’t in years. Metaxas is a major writer. Not to be missed.” 

—Dick Cavett
 
“Eric Metaxas has done a great service to the country.”

 —Gregory Alan Thornbury, PhD, president of the King’s College, New York City

Featured Video: Canon J. John, Conversations About Faith

Eric Metaxas interviews Canon J. John, a British apologist, author, and speaker.

Featured Video: Ard Louis, Science and Faith

Eric Metaxas talks with Ard Louis, professor of theoretical physics at Oxford University about "science and faith and life,” pushing past the oft-asked questions on these topics.

Featured Video: Peter Hitchens, "The Rage Against God"

Eric Metaxas interviews the perspicacious Peter Hitchens, brother of the late Christopher Hitchens, about his book The Rage Against God.

Featured Video: Walter Hooper, "The Life and Writing of C.S. Lewis" - Part Three

Eric Metaxas interviews Walter Hooper, friend and secretary of C.S. Lewis, about Lewis’s life and writings--uncovering fascinating stories about the beloved Oxford don.

Featured Video: Walter Hooper, "The Life and Writing of C.S. Lewis" - Part Two

Eric Metaxas interviews Walter Hooper, friend and secretary of C.S. Lewis, about Lewis’s life and writings--uncovering fascinating stories about the beloved Oxford don.

Featured Video: Walter Hooper, "The Life and Writing of C.S. Lewis" - Part One

Eric Metaxas interviews Walter Hooper, friend and secretary of C.S. Lewis, about Lewis’s life and writings--uncovering fascinating stories about the beloved Oxford don.

Featured Video: Michael Ward, "Planet Narnia"

Eric Metaxas interviews Oxford Fellow Michael Ward about his discovery of a secret code in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, which Ward explores in his book Planet Narnia.

Featured Video: Colin Nicholl, "The Great Christ Comet"

At Socrates in the City Oxford, Eric Metaxas interviews Colin Nicholl, a Cambridge Ph.D. and New Testament scholar who spent four years studying with astronomers around the world to explore the fascinating premise that the Star of Bethlehem was actually a comet, as told in his book, The Great Christ Comet. Filmed at St. Aldate's Church in Oxford, England.

Featured Video: The Miracles Event with Eric Metaxas and Dick Cavett

Socrates in the City's own Eric Metaxas turns over his hosting duties to legendary TV talkshow host Dick Cavett, for an extra special Socrates event on the subject of Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life.