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3/6/2007 American politics topic of upcoming lecture

McMINNVILLE - Jim Morone, an author and award-winning scholar, will present ?Sin, Sinners and American Politics? on Monday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College.

Morone, professor of political science and urban studies at Brown University, will discuss witch-hunts and their effects on American politics and justice. Morone is the author of "Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History" and "The Democratic Wish: Popular Participation and the Limits of American Government," as well as over 100 other articles and essays on topics including welfare reform, political culture and health care reform. He is a frequent contributor to The American Prospect and the London Review of Books. His books focus on politics, history and social policy.

A three-time teaching award winner, Morone is also actively engaged in public policy issues and has been invited numerous times to testify before Congress. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and, in addition to Brown, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Yale and the University of Bremen in Germany.

The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Department of Political Science and Nicholson Library. For more information, call 503-883-2246.