Monday Musings: A Conversation with Steven Smith

Monday Musings: A Conversation with Steven Smith

Monday, October 25, 2021 7:30 pm EDT to 8:30 pm EDT

Virtual Event

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We invite all alumni and families to join us for A Conversation with Steven Smith (Yale University, Political Science) about his new book, Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes (Yale UP, 2021). The concept of patriotism has fallen on hard times. What was once a value that united Americans has become so politicized by both the left and the right that it threatens to rip apart the social fabric. On the right, patriotism has become synonymous with nationalism and an “us versus them” worldview, while on the left it is seen as an impediment to acknowledging important ethnic, religious, or racial identities and a threat to cosmopolitan globalism. Steven B. Smith reclaims patriotism from these extremist positions and advocates for a patriotism that is broad enough to balance loyalty to country against other loyalties.

This online event is part of the Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement’s Monday Musings series and is open to all members of the Denison community. Attendees will be emailed the Zoom link in their registration confirmation and before the event.