The Just Society: Just a Slogan?Export this event to calendar

Friday, January 24, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

The John J. Wintermeyer Lecture on Religion and Politics

Paul LittIn 1968, Pierre Trudeau ran for office promising a “Just Society.” Was it just an election slogan? For a society supposedly secularizing in the swinging sixties, descriptors like “Just Society” and “Peaceable Kingdom” had remarkably religious overtones. This lecture looks at how the promise of the sixties melded with Canadian identity formation and imprinted baby boomers with a particular understanding of national values that would long withstand the rise of neoliberalism.

Doors open at 6:45 pm. Free event. No registration required. Free parking.

Paul Litt is an associate professor in the Department of History and the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University, and director of the MA in Public History program. He has worked for the Ontario Heritage Foundation and been a policy advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Culture. Dr. Litt’s research interests center on the intersection of culture, nationalism and the mass media in 20th-century Canada. His most recent book, Elusive Destiny: The Political Vocation of John Napier Turner, is a political biography of the leading English Canadian Liberal of the 1970s and 1980s.
 
For more information, contact:
Cristina Vanin, PhD
(519) 884.8110 x28266
Cost 
Free
Location 
STJ - St. Jerome's University
Siegfried Hall
290 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G3
Canada

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