[act-ma] FSU-Radio Wed 2/29 Nativism & Paranoia in American Politics - Past and Present with Lester Lee
David O. Knuttunen
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Mon Feb 27 12:18:07 PST 2012
Wed 2/29 7:00 pm on OB RADIO (http://obr.fm <http://obr.fm/> )
Nativism & Paranoia in American Politics - Past and Present
with historian Lester Lee
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What better day than a Leap Day to think about the curiosities of time, and
what bigger curiosity than the way history seems inevitably to repeat
itself? Why don't people learn from the past?
Nativism, jingoism and paranoia are nothing new in American politics. The
fervent anti-immigrant movements aimed at Catholics and Chinese in the 19th
Century parallel those against Latinos, Haitians, Africans and other
immigrants of our present day. The racism and paranoia seen during our wars
in the Philippines and Viet Nam, and against Japan are reflected in the
present day rage aimed at Arabs and Islam. Can we draw lessons from the
past to help us resist a politics of fear and hatred here in the present
Lester "Africanus" Lee has studied at Antioch College, The University of
Ghana The Bologna Center, Bologna, Italy (Johns Hopkins University), and the
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is a
Senior Lecturer of History at Suffolk University.
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