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America and European political thought BYU lecture topic April 2

Alan M. Levine, an associate professor of political theory at American University, will discuss “The Idea of America in European Political Thought: 1492-9/11” Monday, April 2, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

A specialist in the history of Western political thought, Levine has teaching and research interests including the theoretical principles of the United States and the concept of America. He has published on Montaigne, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Chinua Achebe, Judith Shklar, European views of America and the origins of toleration.

He has held fellowships at Princeton’s James Madison Program, the Hoover Institution at Stanford, the NEH and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy studying counterterrorism in Israel and conducting archival research in France and the UK. Levine is the founder of The Washington, D.C. Political Theory Colloquium.

This lecture will be archived at For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or

Writer: Charles Krebs


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