‘Thinking against the Grain’: Challenging the (Emerging) Liberal Consensus

Richard King (University of Nottingham, UK)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
4-6 p.m.
P 207 – Philosophicum

After World War II, there was an emerging consensus on matters of race, including racial equality, which not only elicited opposition from conservatives and segregationists but also from legal realists and other liberals. In particular, two prominent intellectuals also expressed discomfort with the new consensus, novelist Zora Neal Hurston and political thinker Hannah Arendt. It is their thinking on these matters that I will explore in my talk.

Richard King is Emeritus Professor in American Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham.

You can download the poster for the talk here.

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