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Education Building Auditorium (Room L196)

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1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States

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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