Podcast can be found here http://www.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/president-dark-times-age-reason-meets-age-trump
All images from the event were taken by Ashley Tsai.
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“A President for Dark Times: the Age of Reason Meets the Age of Trump”
Strobe Talbott - Former US Deputy Secretary for State and President of the Brookings Institution
Doors will open at 17.00; the Lecture will start at 17.30.
Entry is free but booking is essential. The Lecture is open to Linacre members and non-members alike.
The Lecture will analyse the phenomenon of Donald Trump’s presidency against the backdrop and contrast of the European Enlightenment’s influence on the Founders of the United States. It will also explain why his stark antithesis to Enlightenment values was a winning strategy in the 2016 presidential election and how it resonates with a shift from liberalism to populism, nativism, and authoritarianism. Finally, the lecture will examine political forces in the U.S. that are opposing Trump as he ramps up his campaign for a second term.
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