Maier to speak at CAS: Political passions in the twentieth century
Political passions – convictions about the organization of public life – can be strong enough to justify the denunciation, humiliation, and even killing of those who oppose them. In his lecture on May 26, 6 p.m. at LMU´s Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), Professor Charles Maier will examine American and European experiences with such fervors, especially with respect to the Cold War era, and will situate them in a global context. Maier is Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University and was director of the Center of European Studies at Harvard from 1994 to 2001. His lecture on “Political passions in the twentieth century: transatlantic comparison and global perspectives” is part of the CAS’ series of events around “Transatlantic Cultures”.
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