February 25, 2013
Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Literary Arts, Free Events
Phi Kappa Literary Society Debate
"Is Full Employment Possible Under Capitalism? Solving America's Jobs Crisis," Sam Webb, national chairman of the Communist Party USA, and Greg Morin, Libertarian Party of Georgia.
"The Debate That Never Happened" from 1963 when the Phi Kappa Literary Society of UGA attempted to hold a debate between Arnold Johnson, director of the Information and Lecture Bureau of the Communist Party USA, and David Wright, leading economic authority at the University of Georgia. This attempt, however, was squelched by a unanimous vote of the Faculty Committee on Student Affairs. Then-President Aderhold then accused the Society of attempting to “incite riot.” In the spirit of free speech and debate that has guided the Phi Kappa Literary Society since its inception in 1820, we will recreate this debate on its 50th year anniversary.