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Politics Professor Speaks in Knoxville

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Posted: Tuesday Nov 13, 2012

Nov. 13, 2012

Dr. Jason R. Jividen, assistant professor of politics in the Saint Vincent College Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government, gave an invited talk for the annual R. Gerald McMurtry Memorial Lecture Series at the Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 9.

The series is sponsored by Lincoln Memorial University's Abraham Lincoln Institute for Leadership and Public Policy.

The talk was titled, "The Lincoln Image and the Idea of Equality in American Presidential Rhetoric."

“The talk briefly surveyed and critically discussed presidential appeals to Lincoln’s ideas about equality as a paramount political good,” Dr. Jividen commented. “In presidential rhetoric, Lincoln’s understanding of equality is often misunderstood or misrepresented and this has significant consequences not only for how we might understand Lincoln, but also for how we understand the legitimate ends and means of American republicanism.”

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Photo: Dr. Jason Jividen 

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