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JustPolitics: The Modern Political Tradition of Justice Louis D. Brandeis
April 13, 2014
Event end date:
May 18, 2014
The Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI), 60 Turner Street, Lower Campus
Sundays, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18
Brandeis scholar Avi Bernstein will uncover the foundations of Justice Louis D. Brandeis’ modern political tradition. You will discover the Justice’s links to the liberal principles of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson; to the Austro-Hungarian revolution of 1848 and the band of pilgrim-revolutionaries who immigrated to America as a result; and to the distinctive styles of American nationalism minted by Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Finally, you will study Justice Brandeis’ strikingly Athenian approach to American political life — with its conception of happiness in terms of human self-realization and its anxiety about a citizenry that might become dominated and enslaved by demagogic politicians and economic elites.
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Presented by the Brandeis University Alumni Association and the Rabb School for Continuing Studies
Inspired by Justice Louis D. Brandeis — celebrated as a jurist, Zionist, humanitarian and American citizen — the
Brandeis seminars focus on Brandeis’ questions, his ethical and legal tradition and his cultural world. Uncover not only the biography of the man but his sources of inspiration and a measure of his energy for combatting moral injustice and pursuing social reform. Each course will seek to illuminate the ancient ethical and legal question: What is justice?
Brandeis seminar is five sessions and has a dedicated websites offering course materials, bonus lectures, videos and readings, and an online platform through which course participants can communicate with each other. Faculty members are renowned scholars and teachers skilled in the Brandeisian style seminar.
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