Week Five :: July 21–28

The Ethics of Dissent

If dissent is the “highest form of patriotism,” at what point does dissent become harmful subversion? How does the First Amendment color the American debate on this subject, and what about other countries where these protections are nonexistent or less explicit? Is violence ever justified, and, if so, at what cost? In this week, we’ll examine the obligations of active citizens and cultural critics, look at the role dissent has played in the development of democracy and a muscular civic dialogue, and consider how dissent has changed — in the forms it takes, how it is responded to, and the rules by which society allows or prohibits it.

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10:45 a.m. Lectures

Morning Lectures

10:45 a.m., Monday-Friday, Amphitheater

Ideas and opinions are exchanged in an open, challenging atmosphere, and Chautauqua's knowledgeable audiences have the opportunity to participate in question-and-answer sessions at the conclusion of the lectures.

Events

  • Monday, July 23, 2018 | 10:45am

    Ralph Young

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    Author, Dissent: The History of an American Idea

    Ralph Young is a Professor of History at Temple University, and the author of Dissent: The History of an American Idea, a narrative history of the United States from the standpoint of dissenters and protests movements. 



    Location: Amphitheater