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Visiting Speaker: Buccola Public Talk

The Department of Political Science invites you to the following event:

James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the American Dream

Nicholas Buccola, Linfield College Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:00-1:30 Lillis Hall Room 112 Students (incl. classes) welcome!

On February 18, 1965, an overflowing crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to witness a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual. The


Antimonopoly and the Democrats

Professor of political science Gerald Berk wrote an article in Dissent Magazine regarding the resurgence of antimonopoly politics in the Democratic Party.

Democrats are waking up to the realities of economic power. Less than a decade ago, the subject was taboo. Even with the economy in ruins, Democratic leadership saw no option beyond neoliberalism. But since the 2016 primaries, a split has opened up in the party. With it has come a resurgence of antimonopoly politics that neoliberal leaders can no longer ignore.

At first blush, it looks like antimonopoly heightens the conflict between


UO Professor Daniel Tichenor in The Washington Post

“Why Donald Trump is much more dangerous than Andrew Johnson”

by Sidney M. Milkis and Daniel J. Tichenor

Find the article by clicking the title, above.

Daniel J. Tichenor is the Philip H. Knight Chair of Political Science and Director of the Program on Democratic Engagement and Governance of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. His research interests include immigration and refugee policy, presidential politics, social movements and interest groups, children and politics, and American political development.  His most recent book (with Sidney Milkis) is Rivalry and


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