Ladies for Liberty

with author John Blundell

You are cordially invited to “Ladies for Liberty,” an Oct. 3, 2011, talk by author John Blundell on American women who have fought for freedom and individual rights, leaving an indelible mark on the nation’s culture. The presentation, cosponsored by Northwood University and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, begins at 7 p.m. at the Doan History Center at 3417 W. Main St. in Midland. The event is free of charge and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow.

Blundell will discuss his latest book, “Ladies for Liberty – Women Who Made a Difference in American History.” This book features the stories of more than 20 women, including Martha Washington, Abigail Adams and Sojourner Truth, who fought for freedom at key points throughout our nation’s history. The acclaimed author, whose previous works include “Waging the War of Ideas,” “Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady” and “Female Force – Ayn Rand,” was a visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., when he wrote “Ladies For Liberty.”  

“Throughout the United States’ history women have played an intrinsic role in the development of America’s free society,” said Blundell. “’Ladies for Liberty’ chronicles the history of a number of American women who persevered and attained great levels of success in spite of the many obstacles they faced along the way. The women portrayed in these pages believed that self-determination is a virtue and that individuals should be allowed to pursue their own ends free from the coercion of others.”

Blundell is a distinguished senior fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, where from 1993 to 2009 he served as director general. He also served as the president of both the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on both boards. Blundell is a past president of the Charles G. Koch Foundation, the vice president of the Mont Pelerin Society and a former board member of the Philadelphia Society.

For more information, contact the Mackinac Center at 989-631-0900.