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An introduction to the life of Lord Acton, his major ideas, and how his legacy continues to inform the work of the Acton Institute and those in the broader liberty movement. Acton’s liberal conservatism stood in sharp contrast to many of his more nationalist and sectarian contemporaries, in a world of reemerging religious and nationalist consciousness what can we learn from Acton’s own struggles with these forces in both his life and his thought?

This event is co-sponsored by America's Future Foundation.

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Dan Hugger
Acton Institute

Librarian and Research Associate

Dan Hugger is librarian and research associate at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty. He studied history at Hillsdale College and earned a State of Michigan teaching certificate at Calvin College, where he completed a thesis on the role of the imagination in the writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola. For his work in history at Calvin he was nominated for a Lilly Fellowship. He has taught history, English, and economics at public schools in the Grand Rapids area and has lectured on Lord Acton.

Event Details

Start Date


The Knickerbocker: New Holland Brewing Co.
417 Bridge St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
United States


Doors Open: 6:00pm
Lecture Begins: 6:30pm
Q&A: 7:00pm
Event Ends: 7:30pm


Acton on Tap is a series of complimentary events sponsored by the Acton Alumni Association. This event is co-sponsored by America's Future Foundation.

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