Militarism, Islamophobia, and the Trump-Bannon-Pence Vision
411 South Washington Street, Spokane, WA
Featuring Joan Braune, Lecturer in Philosophy at Gonzaga University
How does White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon shape what militarism looks like under President Trump? How does it connect to white supremacy, xenophobia, corporate exploitation, torture, Christian supremacy, patriarchy and far-right power? This presentation and discussion will connect the dots between militarism and other forms of oppression and violence as it relates to President Trump and White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon & his Breitbart associates’ plans for war.
Joan Braune is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Gonzaga University. Prior to this, she served three years as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and received her Ph.D. from University of Kentucky. Her book, “Erich Fromm’s Prophetic Messianism: Towards a Critical Theory of the Future” (Sense Publishers, 2014), explores and defends Erich Fromm’s “prophetic messianism,” Fromm’s contribution to Critical Theory, and the broader socio-political context and philosophical debates concerning messianism in Weimar Germany. She works in Social and Political Philosophy and Western Marxism. Her work is a contribution to the philosophy of history and seeks to bring the socialist humanist tradition into dialogue with Christianity and Judaism.