Out Of Many, One: "Confident Pluralism" In Contentious Times

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Out of Many, One: "Confident Pluralism" in Contentious Times" on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

E pluribus unum: "Out of many, one." Americans know the national motto well-but how well do we live it? As our nation's political and cultural debates become ever more antagonistic, notions of national unity seem all the more elusive.  Against that backdrop, Professor John Inazu's latest book, Confident Pluralism, is an invaluable contribution to the national conversation. And so the Hoover Institution is proud to invite you to a public event: Out of Many, One: "Confident Pluralism" in Contentious Times.

As suggested by his book's subtitle-"Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference"-Professor Inazu argues that our goal must be not to eliminate or ignore our differences, but rather to find a way to live together with those differences. And this requires a recommitment to fundamental constitutional values, such as the right to free speech and association. 

Professor Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion and Professor of Political Science at the Washington University School of Law, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He will be interviewed by Adam White, a Hoover Institution research fellow. This event is the latest installment of the Hoover Institution's series,  Opening Arguments: Conversations on American Constitutionalism.



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