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FZ-272292-20
Dante's American Afterlife
Guy Raffa, University of Texas, Austin

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THERE’S A SPECIAL PLACE IN DANTE’S INFERNO FOR WAFFLERS AND NEUTRAL SOULS (Blog Post)
Title: THERE’S A SPECIAL PLACE IN DANTE’S INFERNO FOR WAFFLERS AND NEUTRAL SOULS
Author: Guy P. Raffa
Abstract: This piece focuses on the California governor’s recent use of the (famous Dante (mis)quotation--"those maintaining neutrality in times of moral crisis occupying the hottest place in Hell"--to urge action against systemic racism. I rehearse the history of the “neutrality quote“—with links to your important work on the topic—and give my take on it and Dante’s context, ending with a tribute to the late John Lewis.
Date: 08/31/2020
Primary URL: https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2020/08/31/dante-divine-comedy-2020-neutrality/ideas/essay/
Primary URL Description: Link to essay on Dante and racial justice
Website: Zócalo Public Square


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