Thursday, October 20, 2022 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Menard Family George Washington Forum | The Culture Wars: A Discussion, Oct. 20
The Menard Family George Washington Forum hosts "The Culture Wars: A Discussion" on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel on College Green.
Speakers: James Davison Hunter and Wesley Yang
James Davison Hunter is LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and is the executive director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He also served National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is the author of nine dozen books, including Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality (2018), The Death of Character: Moral Character in an Age without Good or Evil (2000) and, with Alan Wolfe, Is There a Culture War? A Dialogue on Values and American Public Life (2006). In 1992, he published, Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book award.
Wesley Yang is an essayist and cultural critic, who writes a regular column for Tablet magazine and is a contributor editor to Esquire. His most recent book is The Souls of Yellow Folk (2018). He has written extensively about identity politics and the "successor ideology."
All are welcome to attend.
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