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The Capitol riot on January 6, shocking as it was, surfaced most dramatically a fraying of the social fabric that has been growing for decades.
One month later, the Quincy Institute is convening a virtual roundtable of eminent public intellectuals to reflect on the ways that America’s unrelenting militarism, as well as materialism, and racism – identified by MLK in his speech “Beyond Vietnam” in 1967 as the ‘giant triplets’ – combined and contributed to the events of January 6. Particularly under discussed, how have 20 years of war and domination abroad contributed to the coarsening of our society and politics at home? How do the forces Dr. King identified more than 50 years ago interplay to hollow out our democracy and civil liberties, and what steps might lead to national progress and healing? Our hope is that this “emergency summit” might feed a larger national conversation.
Please join us on February 8 at 1:30-2:30 pm (ET) for a virtual round table with Danielle Allen, Peter Beinart, Reverend Liz Theoharis, Daniel McCarthy, and Neta Crawford — moderated by QI President Andrew Bacevich.