The roots of Trumpism


Alan Wolfethe founding director of the Boisi Center on Religion and American Public Life and professor of political science, will give an address on “The Roots of Trumpism” on Mar. 22 at 7:00 pm in Fulton Hall, room 511. The early post-World War II intellectuals who wrote about Joe McCarthy offer a framework for understanding Donald Trump, according to Wolfe, who will examine how their ideas can best be modified to help understand today’s right-wing mood. Wolfe is the author and editor of more than 20 books, including Political Evil: What It Is and How To Combat It, The Future of LiberalismDoes American Democracy Still Work?, and One Nation After All. Considered one of the nation’s most prominent public intellectuals, Wolfe is a frequent contributor to the New York TimesWashington Post, and The Atlantic. This event is the inaugural Wolfe Lecture on Religion and Public Life, sponsored by the Boisi Center.

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