Challenges to Democracy from the Extremes
Dr. Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona, Department of German Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies
The recent death of a demonstrator in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the ongoing tension between political parties, highlights the danger of ideological extremism in the U.S. What is Neo-National-Socialism? How do we address ideological extremes within the framework of our Constitution and the First Amendment? Cultural clashes spurred by divergent views and values are not new to our national history. What have we learned from the past? How can we apply these lessons? Who is “the far right?” What is Neo- Nazi ideology? How does a democratic nation balance free speech against national security? Join us for a FRANK Talk on the rise of extremist ideology and its relationship to the core of our democratic principles.