Politicians often call each other or their opponent's policy ideas "radical." Political analysts have identified the Tea Party, birther and Occupy movements as current examples of what could classify as "radical" today. In Europe, elections brought a rise or resurfacing of "radical" ideas and movements.
Is a radical movement considered a positive or negative today? Just what is a radical and how has our perception of them changed over time?
We wanted to talk about this topic after reading a piece in The Atlantic about what a radical looks like.
Timothy P. McCarthy, adjunct lecturer on public policy at Harvard and program director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, will join The Daily Circuit Wednesday to discuss the current radical movements. Jeffrey Kaplan, associate professor of religion at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, will also join the discussion.
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