Published: Oct. 16, 2020

“Ugly Freedoms”

with Elisabeth Anker (George Washington University)


How is the language of freedom used to justify war, racism, climate destruction, and economic inequality in American politics?

Freedom is one of the highest ideals in American politics, but it has also justified horrific violence and destruction throughout US history.  This talk looks at the "ugly" side of freedom -- times when torture, racism, murder, and gender violence have unfolded in freedom's name. Yet it will also celebrate undervalued practices of freedom that have successfully challenged freedom's ugliness, even though they may otherwise look like weakness, surrender, or deviance.

Wednesday,  October 21, 11:30-12:30 am MST


Meeting ID: 926 1838 0589

Passcode: 639761