CURA Colloquium Under God's Consent: An Examination of 'Religious Tradition' as a Nodal-Point for Illiberal Alliances in Hungary and the United States"

  • Starts11:00 am on Friday, February 3, 2023
  • Ends12:30 pm on Friday, February 3, 2023
with Gabriel Paxton, PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Religion This paper attempts to explain Orbán’s exceptional influence within American conservative politics through a post-structuralist analysis of his 2022 CPAC address. I argue that a post-structuralist discourse analysis reveals how religious tradition operates as a shared language (or nodal point) between Hungarian and American conservativism. Orbán’s appeal to Christian traditionalism offers an interpretive bridge between the Hungarian leader and his American counterparts, where charges against secularism, liberal hegemony, and the threat of the other, resonate with a conservative movement that equally operationalizes the fear of losing hegemonic control. *Reading the paper in advance is required for attendance. Email for your copy.
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