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Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

The Roots of Trumpism

lecture and discussion

Donald Trump

The Inaugural Wolfe Lecture on Religion and Public Life

Alan Wolfe
Boston College

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

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 TimesWashington Post, and The Atlantic, and has delivered lectures across the United States and Europe.