The PLATO Society of Los Angeles Presents a Free Lecture - Open to the Public on Fear of "The Other": Nativism in American History and Its Resurgence Today
The PLATO Society of Los Angeles is excited to announce its October 2019 Colloquium: Fear of "The Other": Nativism in American History and Its Resurgence Today, Presented by Prof. David H. Bennet. February 20, 2020; Skirball Cultural Center; Address: 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 12:45 Coffee and Cookies, 1:30-3:00 Program.
Open to the Public. Free Admission and Parking.
February 20, 2020
Presented by Prof. David H. Bennet at The Skirball Cultural Center;
Address: 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 12:45 Coffee and Cookies, 1:30-3:00 Program.
Across the years, political leaders, writers, scholars and citizens have paid lip service to the vision of America as the world's preeminent example of a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-cultural society, the nation of immigrants, the land celebrated on the great seal of the United States as "Out of Many, One."
But, from the colonial period to the present, a large minority of Americans have never accepted this vision of their country.
Nativism: fear, contempt, and even hatred of "the other" has been a continuing theme for many millions, who believe that their land cannot and must not accept the presence of dangerous, destructive and essentially "un-American" people. Now, in a time of resurgence of ethno-nationalism, there is a new challenge to the traditional vision. David H. Bennett is Meredith Professor of History Emeritus in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
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