Wilfred McClay discusses unique nature of American patriotism in Chartwell Lecture - Nov. 29, 2018

by Michelle Saport  |   

Forrest A. Nabors and students and faculty in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage warmly invite you to join them for an upcoming event that is not to be missed, the third Chartwell Lecture of our 2018-19 series, in collaboration with the Union League of Anchorage, a nonprofit educational foundation:

Wilfred M. McClay presents The Unique Character of American Patriotism Thursday, Nov. 29, 7:30-9 p.m. Lewis E. Haines Meeting Room (UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307)

In his lecture, Professor McClay will ask whether America is an idea or a nation. Are we held together by our adherence to certain universal abstract ideas, or by the particular features of our shared culture, shared history, and shared memories?

Wilfred M. McClay holds the G. T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma and is director of the Center for the History of Liberty. A graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, he received his Ph.D. in history from the Johns Hopkins University. His book The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America received the Merle Curti Award from the Organization of Americans Historians for the best book in American intellectual history.

The Chartwell Lecture Series, organized by the UAA Department of Political Science, features lectures on a wide range of subjects in the humanities and liberal arts. Lectures are free and open to members of the general public.

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