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2017-18 One Book selection announced

“Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” a book that brings a provocative perspective to one of the most studied texts in U.S. history, is Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2017-18 academic year. The author of “Our Declaration,” Danielle Allen, will deliver a keynote address Oct. 19 at Northwestern and sign books. All first-year students are given a copy of the One Book each year.


Gerry Cadava, Faculty Chair

A Note from Gerry Cadava, One Book One Northwestern Faculty Chair

Current Events in Catalonia

A friend of mine recently wrote on his Facebook page, “Spain is running King George III’s playbook.” He was referring to how quickly and forcefully Spain moved to quell the rebellion in Catalonia.

Because I’ve been thinking so much about America’s Declaration of Independence, I’d also been thinking about the relationship between American independence some 250 years ago and Catalan’s declaration of independence last month. But I hadn’t seen it put so plainly before.



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