ADVISORY: Eric Alterman to Discuss New Book on the Fight for American Liberalism
Contact: Katie Peters
Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, April 26th, the Center for American Progress will host best-selling author, journalist, and historian Eric Alterman for a conversation on his new book The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama.
In the first full-scale treatment of postwar liberalism, The Cause offers an epic saga driven by stories of grand aspirations, principled ambitions, tragic flaws, and the ironies of history of the people who fought for America to live up to the highest ideals of its history. Driven by passion for social justice, tempered by respect for the difficulty of change, liberals have struggled to end economic inequality, racial discrimination, and political repression. Liberals have fueled their cause with the promise of American life and visions of national greatness, seeking to transform the White House; the halls of Congress; the courts; the worlds of entertainment, law, and media; and the course of public opinion.
Alterman, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress will join Michael Kazin, the book’s co-author and a professor of history at Georgetown University to discuss the new book with moderator John Halpin, also a CAP Senior Fellow.
Eric Alterman, Author, The Cause; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University
John Halpin, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
April 26, 2012
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center
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