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American Exceptionalism Isn’t a Modern Idea by Paul Peterson in the Wall Street Journal

May 5, 2017

 

American Exceptionalism Isn’t a Modern Idea

Alexis de Tocqueville concluded in the 1830s: “The situation of the Americans is entirely exceptional, and it may be believed that no democratic people will ever be put in the same situation.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-exceptionalism-isnt-a-modern-idea-1493938892

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One Scholar On Similarities, Substantial Differences Between Trump And Hitler / NPR Here & Now

December 19, 2016

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Daniel Ziblatt (@dziblatt), professor of government at Harvard University and author of the forthcoming book "Conservative Parties and the Birth of Modern Democracy in Europe," about Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Germany, and whether the comparisons...

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Jennifer Hochschild on Race in America podcast by Social Science Bites

December 1, 2016

http://www.socialsciencespace.com/2016/12/jennifer-hochschild-race-america/

Between a series of high-profile shootings of black men by police and the election of Donald Trump by a bifurcated electorate, the racial divide in the United States has achieved a renewed public prominence. While discussion of this divide had faded since the election of Barack Obama, it’s an issue that has always been at the forefront of the scholarship of Harvard’s Jennifer Hochschild.

 

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Shepsle Festschrift Conference

November 22, 2016

A one day conference in honour of Ken Shepsle on 'Political Economy, Formal Political Theory: The last 50 years, the Next 50'. The conference will survey the past and examine prospects for the future of a. formal political theory, b. political economy and c. political science.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/events/2016/11/shepsle_festschrift_conference/

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