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American Democracy: The Task Before Us
Wednesday, January 27
6:00–7:00 pm ET
The past year has been a historic stress test for American democracy. Where do we stand now? What can our tradition of political writings tell us about what lies ahead? New Yorker writer and Columbia University Professor of Journalism Nicholas Lemann, editor of Library of America’s new anthology American Democracy: 21 Historic Answers to 5 Urgent Questions, leads a conversation on the controversies and flashpoints that will shape the future course of our democratic experiment. Featuring Patrick Deneen, author of Why Liberalism Failed and Professor of Political Science and Chair of Constitutional Studies at Notre Dame University; Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne; Nicole Hemmer, associate research scholar at Columbia University with the Obama Presidency Oral History Project; and Michele Moody-Adams, Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia.
Presented in partnership with the Center for American Studies at Columbia University.
The Genius of Hemingway: Robert W. Trogdon, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein
(December 2, 2020)
The Nineteenth Amendment Turns 100: A New Look at the History of Women’s Suffrage, with Susan Ware and Stefanie Peters
(November 19, 2020; video not available)
Reading James Baldwin Now: Eddie Glaude Jr., on “The White Man’s Guilt”
(September 23, 2020)
It’s a New World, Golde: Classic American Musicals in the 21st Century
(August 26, 2020)
The Fate of the Earth: Jonathan Schell and His Legacy
(August 6, 2020)
Who Tells Your Story: Joanne B. Freeman on Hamilton and History
(July 28, 2020)