Americans have never been shy about professing pride in and love for our young nation—a nation that many of us are also constantly criticizing and striving to change. How do we reconcile defining ourselves both as part of and in opposition to the land we call home? Join Oregon Humanities in taking a look at our relationship to our nation in the 2013 Think & Drink series, How to Love America.
Think & Drink is a free happy-hour series that invites the public to think and talk together about big ideas.
July 17: Champion Democracy with Olga Oliker, associate director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center, senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, and author of The Impact of U.S. Military Drawdown in Iraq on Displaced and Other Vulnerable Populations; and Bruce Gilley, an associate professor of political science at Portland State University and author of The Right to Rule: How States Win and Lose Legitimacy and China’s Democratic Future.