Dr. Mario DiNunzio to present Constitution Day lecture
Dr. Mario DiNunzio, emeritus professor of history at Providence College, will deliver Salve Regina’s annual Constitution Day lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
In “American Democracy and the Authoritarian Tradition of the West,” DiNunzio will explore the legacy of the enlightenment and the European reaction to the American Revolution. The West’s fascination with authoritarianism didn’t stop with the American Revolution, or even with the French. DiNunzio will put that history into context with implications for the rise of new authoritarian movements today.
As emeritus professor, DiNunzio continues to teach in Providence College’s development of Western civilization program. He has written essays on Civil War history, and his books include “Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Third American Revolution” and “Who Stole Conservatism.”
Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Congress passed a bill designating Sept. 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about the nation’s founding document.