In his critically acclaimed book, The Tragedy of US Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Walter McDougall examines how, since its founding, American foreign policy has been influenced by an “American civil religion” – a nonsectarian, quasi-religious faith with sacred texts and symbols drawn from US national history. Join us for a dramatic and erudite lecture on this singular, cohesive social force that has driven American foreign policy since 1776, and the debate over the principles that should guide us today.
Entire series is free for FPRI Members at the $250 level and above.
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