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April 11, 2012

Dr. Jason Jividen, assistant professor of politics and fellow in civic and constitutional affairs in the Center for Political and Economic Thought in the Saint Vincent College Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government, was a featured speaker at “The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship,” the 15th annual Lincoln Institute Symposium at the National Archives II in College Park, Maryland, March 24. His lecture was entitled, “American Progressivism and the Lincoln Legacy.”

The lecture was based on portions of Dr. Jividen’s book, Claiming Lincoln, and argued that the rhetorical appeal to Lincoln’s legacy among thinkers like Herbert Croly, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, distorts Lincoln’s political thought, divorces it from the natural rights thinking of the American founding and recasts it in terms of the idea of progressive history.

The symposium was sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc.


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