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Donna Zuckerberg (Eidolon), "'How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes': The Alt-Right's Infatuation With Stoic Philosophy"

October 26, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served at 12:15pm. Talk begins at 12:30pm.

Stoicism and the Alt-Right may seem to be an unlikely pairing: the far-right internet is motivated by irrational hatred and rage, traits that are fundamentally incompatible with Stoic thought. In this lecture, Donna Zuckerberg will explore the Red Pill community's odd fascination with this ancient philosophy and the role classical antiquity plays in far-right online discourse.

Donna Zuckerberg received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2014 and is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Eidolon, a prize-winning online Classics publication ( Her first book, Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age was published by Harvard University Press in October 2018.

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