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P.J. Brendese to publish The Power of Memory in Democratic Politics in 2012

Beginning in ancient Athens and spanning modern and contemporary political theory, democratization and racial politics, the work examines how political power shapes memory and how the ghosts of the past influence the inclusions and exclusions that are taken to be democratic. The Power of Memory advances a multi-dimensional theory of memory that engages the presence of the past in conscious recollection, as well as the ways memory breathes beneath unconscious, habituated practices and passions---all of which shape the limits of free speech, action, and political imagination.

Prof. Anita Isaacs (Political Science) and students cross Founders Green after class.

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