Tag Archives: politics

Welcome to the Revolution

Boston College sociologist Charles Derber, a prolific author, activist, and social critics, says Donald Trump and the Right effectively combined grassroots energy and politics in a way the Left hasn’t done since the late 1960s. And, in his new book, he … Continue reading

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A conversation about religion, identity, and exclusion in a new political era

The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy will present a symposium organized around Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny’s book, Prophecy without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square. The conversation will take April 7 from … Continue reading

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The roots of Trumpism

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Alan Wolfe, the 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, … Continue reading

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Review of Kaveny’s books

America magazine has published a review of the most recent books from Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny, whom the magazine calls “one of this country’s most renowned public intellectuals focusing on the intersection of religion, law and … Continue reading

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Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland

Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland (Four Courts Press, 2016) is a collection of essays that looks at the interrelated themes of Catholicism, violence and politics in the Irish context in the 19th and 20th centuries. Authored by Director of Irish … Continue reading

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Mayor’s memoir

Alumnus R.T. Rybak, who served three terms as mayor of Minneapolis, has published a memoir about his life and time as mayor of his hometown. Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) takes readers into the … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s presidency

Professor of History Patrick Maney offers an in-depth perspective on the 42nd president of the United States and the transformative era over which he presided in his new book, Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President (University Press of Kansas, 2016). Maney examines Bill … Continue reading

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