St. John’s College – Santa Fe: “Learning to Love Lincoln: Frederick Douglass’s Journey from Grievance to Gratitude”
St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico will be hosting JMC faculty partner Diana Schaub for a lecture on Frederick Douglass, his views of Abraham Lincoln, and why they changed over time from grievance to gratitude:
Having originally been a severe critic of Abraham Lincoln, the radical abolitionist Frederick
Douglass grew to appreciate Lincoln’s prudential statesmanship. In his 1876 “Oration in Memory
of Lincoln” he recapitulated that intellectual and emotional journey for the benefit of all
Friday, December 4, 2020, 6:30 PM EST
A virtual event through Zoom
Free and open to the public
Diana Schaub is a Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland, Visiting Professor of Political Theory in the Government Department at Harvard University, a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a contributing editor at New Atlantis. She is a member of the Hoover Institution’s Jill and Boyd Smith Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Richard M. Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters and from 2004 to 2009 she was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics. Professor Schaub is the author of Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters (Rowman and Littlefield, 1995), along with a number of book chapters and articles in the fields of political philosophy and American political thought. She is a co-editor of What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song (ISI, 2011). Professor Schaub’s work has also appeared in National Affairs, The New Criterion, The Public Interest, The American Enterprise, the Claremont Review of Books, Commentary, First Things, The American Interest, and City Journal.
Professor Schuab is a JMC faculty partner.
St. John’s College’s distinctive liberal arts curriculum and educational practices have long given it a highly respected place among American colleges and universities. Its strong commitment to collaborative inquiry and to the study of original texts makes St. John’s College a particularly vibrant community of learning. Through close engagement with the works of some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers—from Homer, Plato, and Euclid to Nietzsche, Einstein, and Woolf—undergraduate and graduate students at St. John’s College grapple with fundamental questions that confront us as human beings. As they participate in lively discussions and throw themselves into the activity of translating, writing, demonstrating, conducting experiments, and analyzing musical compositions, St. John’s students learn to speak articulately, read attentively, reason effectively, and think creatively.
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