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On Religion and Backlash

Theda Skocpol on Popular and Elite Roots of Republican Extremism in the U.S.

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life presents the Populism and Religion lecture series from Theda Skocpol (Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University).

Note from Jean Cohen, project organizer:

Everyone seems to be writing on populism these days, which is unsurprising given the global rise of populist movements, parties, and leaders. But the relationship of populism to religion remains understudied. In response, IRCPL has organized a three-part speaker series on Populism and Religion. With this series, we aim to illuminate the broad yet distinctive nature of populism(s) by analyzing their region-specific histories, the religious posturing of populist groups on both sides of the political spectrum, and the unique rhetorics used by populist movements to appeal to the general public.

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