Political Extremism focus of Fairfield U lecture
FAIRFIELD — The ways in which the language of anti-Semitism in 1930s America replicated the language used by Nazi Germany will be explored in a lecture entitled, Star Spangled Fascism: The Past and Present of American Political Extremism, on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business Dining Room.
Richard Steigmann-Gall, an associate professor of history and former director of Judaic Studies at Kent State University, will be the speaker. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and the College of Arts and Science’s Judaic Studies Program.
His research centers on the origins of American Fascism and how the Nazis were able to determine the racial makeup of people who were neither German nor Jewish, but of a mixed European ancestry.
Seating is limited. To reserve seats, call the Bennett Center at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.