The Roots of Trumpism
lecture and discussion
The Inaugural Wolfe Lecture on Religion and Public Life
Event is Canceled
Abstract: The early post-World War II intellectuals who wrote about Joe McCarthy offer a framework for understanding Donald Trump. Alan Wolfe will examine how their ideas can best be modified to help understand today's right-wing mood.
Alan Wolfe is the founding director of the Boisi Center and professor of political science at Boston College. He is on research leave during the 2016-17 academic year. Wolfe is the author and editor of more than twenty books, including, most recently, At Home in Exile: Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews (2014), Political Evil: What It Is and How To Combat It(2012), The Future of Liberalism (2009), Does American Democracy Still Work? (2006), Return to Greatness (2005), The Transformation of American Religion: How We actually Practice our Faith (2003), Moral Freedom (2001), and One Nation After All (1999). Widely considered one of the nation's most prominent public intellectuals, he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic, and has delivered lectures across the United States and Europe.