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God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State
September 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn’t elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslims). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. And Wright’s profound portrait of the state not only reflects our country back as it is, but as it was and as it might be.
This event is cosponsored with SMU’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, Dedman College for Humanities and Sciences & the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute.