Jean Bethke Elshtain

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Jean Bethke Elshtain (born 1941) is an American political philosopher.

She is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School, and is a contributing editor for The New Republic. She is, in addition, newly the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom at Georgetown University. She is a member... more »

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  • ''... patriotism cannot go back to an innocent time before the murderous excesses of twentieth-century nationalism.''
    Jean Bethke Elshtain (b. 1941), U.S. political scientist and feminist. Power Trips and Other Journeys, ch. 12 (1990).
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