COPP Lecture Series with guest speaker Professor Corey Dolgon

10.19.17

Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall, BVB 1.328 Time: 6:00 PM

COPP Lecture Series featuring
Dr. Corey Dolgon

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria (BV 1.328)
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Topic: Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy
Free and open to the public. Parking available in Lot D-3 under the IH-35 bridge in unmarked spaces only.

Professor and Author Corey Dolgon, Ph.D. will talk about his recently published book Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy. For decades now, American voters have been convinced to support public policies that only benefit those in power. It seems as if many Americans have given up on quality in public education, safe streets, living wages and even democracy itself. Corey Dolgon argues that American citizens accept reform policies that destroy the public sector and a political culture that embraces an environment where arguments "feel right" without any regard for facts or empirical data. Dolgon examines this political discourse with narratives on the post-Vietnam War era, political reality TV, and debates over Black Lives Matter.
About the author:
Corey Dolgon is a professor of sociology and director of community-based learning at Stonehill College in Eaton, Massachusetts. He is the author of three books, including the award-winning The End of the Hampton: Scenes from the Class Struggle in America's Paradise.