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Thursday, October 3 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Intelligence to Inform Public Life: Roundtables by Public Seminar

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"Antifa Is not a ‘Terrorist Organization,’ But That Doesn’t Make It Good” by Jeffrey C. Isaac,  

In this post, Jeffrey C. Isaac considers whether extremism is the answer to extremism, focusing on recent events in his hometown, Bloomington, Indiana. Jeffrey C. Isaac is the James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has written five books, edited two anthologies, and published more than 75 articles and essays. He is a senior editor at Public Seminar, where he writes a weekly column called Blue Monday. Isaac writes about politics regularly at Common Dreams and occasionally contributes to Dissent, The Nation, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Guardian. His book #AgainstTrump: Notes from Year One was published in late 2018 by Public Seminar Books/OR Books.

Public Seminar is an innovative online platform drawing on great university ideals and working to strengthen and extend these ideals, not to replace them. Based on the founding traditions of academic freedom, critical scholarship, and public engagement of the original The New School for Social Research (1919) and its University in Exile (1933), this course seeks to inform debate about the pressing issues of current times and create a global intellectual commons. An independent project of The New School Publishing Initiative, Public Seminar is produced by The New School faculty, students, and staff, and supported by colleagues and collaborators around the globe.

In this series of pubic editorial discussions, participants review, over lunch, three essays on pressing issues of our times with authors, and then think together with them how society should explore those issues in future essays in order to properly inform public debate.


Jeffrey Isaac

James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington

Thursday October 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
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