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Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy


December 2021

American Awakening (Joshua Mitchell, Georgetown University)

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Education Building Auditorium (Room L196), 1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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America has always been committed to the idea that citizens can work together to build a common world. Prof. Mitchell will give a public talk on his recently published book, American Awakening, in which he argues that the chief barrier to this ideal is identity politics, which seeks to transform America by turning politics into a religious venue of sacrificial offering. America's political crisis, he argues, has a religious origin, and that the extremes of identity politics are an expression of a dislodged Protestantism.

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February 2022

Catholic Perspectives on Criminal Justice Reform

February 10, 2022 - February 12, 2022
Madison, WI 53706 United States + Google Map

The CSLD will host a three-day public lecture and workshop series addressing Catholic perspectives on criminal justice reform. The workshops and public lectures will examine how Catholic tradition and social thought might inform the challenges confronting today’s American criminal justice system.

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