Patterns of American Politics

The Rhythm of American Politics: The American Regime and the Twenty-Four-Year Itch


JMC faculty partner Paul Rahe, a professor of History at Hillsdale College, will discuss cycles in American politics at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Friday, May 4, 2018 • 7:30PM-9:00PM
Robert L. Spurr Lecture Hall, Social Sciences Building, Room 118

This talk is free and open to the public and is the final Chartwell Lecture of the 2017–18 series.


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Paul RahePaul A. Rahe is a Professor of History and the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale College. His books are The Spartan Regime: Its Character, Origins, and Grand Strategy (Yale University Press, 2016), Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville and the Modern Prospect (Yale University Press, 2009), Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty: War, Religion, Commerce, Climate, Terrain, Technology, Uneasiness of Mind, the Spirit of Political Vigilance, and the Foundations of the Modern Republic (Yale University Press, 2009), and many others. Professor Rahe was a Visiting Fellow at Bowling Green State University’s Social Philosophy and Policy Center in 2009. He received his PhD in history from Yale University.

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This event is supported by Jack Miller Center’s Pacific Northwest Initiative: Advancing Education in America’s Founding Principles and History. Thanks to the generous grant from MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, JMC is working with faculty to organize exciting campus events in the region. The Initiative also provides programs, conferences and other opportunities for professors in the PNW—all to help them make a difference in the education of their students.

JMC’s current PNW partner programs are on campuses including Linfield College, the University of Alaska-Anchorage, Carroll College, George Fox University, the University of Montana, and Boise State University.



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