David Gress
Foredragsholder/Lecturer
Historiker/Historian
Samfundsdebattør/Social commentator
Forfatter/Writer
Ph.d. i historie/Ph.D. in history
 

Contact:
Phone +45  2363
2282
E-mail:
gress@stofanet.dk

 
 
From Plato to NATO: The Idea of the West and its Opponents, 1998.
Peace and Survival: West Germany, the Peace Movement, and European Security.
David Gress has published Gesta Innocentii III: Introduction, Text and Commentary (1981); Peace and Survival: West Germany, the Peace Movement, and European Security (1985); A History of West Germany in two volumes with co-author Dennis L. Bark (1989), French edition 1992 and revised English edition 1993; the internationally recognized From Plato to NATO: The Idea of the West and Its Opponents (1998).  In Danish, he has also published Demokrati eller? (1978); Det bedste guld – en bog om frihed (2005); Velstandens kilder (2007), co-authored Bush’s Amerika (2005), and co-edited the anthology 20 begivenheder der skabte Danmark (2006).  In addition, he has contributed numerous essays, book chapters, and articles on Nordic and international politics, social change, and history.
In 1980-81, Gress directed The European Congress on Freedom and the Future at The European College, Møn, which brought together thinkers and commentators from Europe and the U.S.

David Gress, a true polymath, has always been interested in history and culture from Antiquity to today as well as in contemporary issues such as the political culture of welfare states, the future of democracy, and the recent history of Germany, Spain, and Italy.  He has received various prizes; most recently the Family Prize of SAMFO (a Danish group promoting the nuclear family and the well-being of children).  His book Velstandens kilder, sponsored by CEPOS, in 2008 won the Sir Anthony Fisher Memorial Prize for CEPOS as the best international book promoting understanding and support of the free market economy.

Lecture topics

- Symbolism in the work of J.R.R. Tolkien
- Liberty and democracy in Alexis de Tocqueville
- The sources of prosperity
- Democracy ancient and modern
- The idea of freedom
- USA between dream and reality
- Italy in World War II
- The Spanish Civil War
- The American Civil War