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Facts in Politics and the Problem of Hubris

Facts in Politics and the Problem of Hubris

Join us on April 18th, as we explore the complexities of today’s political landscape with Dr. Morgan Marietta, as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series.

The discussion titled “Facts in Politics and the Problem of Hubris” will explore:
-The role of facts and the danger of hubris in political discourse, propaganda, and misinformation,
-The psychological dynamics of the current marketplace of realities, and
-The causes, consequences, and corrections of dueling fact perceptions.

About the speaker: Morgan Marietta is Dean of the Center for Economics, Politics & History at the University of Austin. Prior to joining the University of Austin, he taught at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for eleven years and served as Chair of Political Science (briefly) at the University of Texas at Arlington. He studies the political consequences of belief, focusing on constitutional politics, political psychology, and facts in politics.

Marietta is the author of four books, including A Citizen’s Guide to American Ideology, A Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution and the Supreme Court, The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric: Absolutist Appeals and Political Persuasion, and most recently One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy.

His studies of contemporary politics, including absolutist rhetoric, ideological premises, the rhetoric of reality, and the role of hubris have appeared in the leading journals in political science, including the Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, and the American Political Science Review. He is the founding editor of the annual SCOTUS series at Palgrave Macmillan on the major rulings of the Supreme Court, now in its sixth year, and is a regular commentator on the Court at His current book project is The Supreme Court of Facts, on the role of the Court in settling disputed perceptions of reality.

In partnership with the Center for Ethics in Society and the Honors Program at Saint Anselm College.
Free and open to the public.

New Hampshire Institute of Politics
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM on Thu, 18 Apr 2024

Event Supported By

Saint Anselm College
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

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