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Stanford Law professor Mugambi Jouet examines why Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over issues like wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, abortion, gay rights, gun control, mass incarceration and war.

Raised in Paris by a French mother and a Kenyan father, the multicultural Jouet discusses how the intense polarization of U.S. conservatives and liberals has become a key dimension of American exceptionalism — and how exceptionalism, once a source of strength, may now spell decline.

There will be a book signing following the event.


Brief Bio

Mugambi Jouet teaches at Stanford Law School. His writing has notably been featured in the New Republic, Slate, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Salon, Guernica, The Hill, Truthout, LibĂ©ration, Le Nouvel Observateur and Le Monde, France’s flagship newspaper.

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