From Proud Boys to Plato: Domestic Extremists, Noble Lies, and the Future of American Democracy
Join us for the 49th annual John D. Regester Lecture with Seth Weinberger, professor of Politics and Government.
Since September 11, 2001, more Americans have been killed domestically by white, right-wing extremists than by Islamist militants. What inspires Americans to take up arms against their fellow Americans? And what can Plato’s Republic teach us about how try to prevent the further radicalization of White America? Professor Weinberger will challenge us to imagine an aspirational future identity and consider the role of a liberal arts education in building a new nation.
The John D. Regester Lecture series was established in 1965 to honor John Regester, who joined the Puget Sound faculty in 1924. The address is given by a member of the university who exemplifies the qualities of scholarship and intellectual integrity that professors and students have long associated with Regester, who taught philosophy and served as dean of the university and graduate school.
Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall
Or join the lecture livestream: https://pugetsound-edu.zoom.us/j/84348051381?pwd=aFF1RnBQZ3JrYmFlTXMwMDlMd0FXUT09
Meeting ID: 843 4805 1381