Autographing Session With: Eric Klinenberg, Sharon Marcus & Caitlin Zaloom

Autographing Session With: Eric Klinenberg, Sharon Marcus & Caitlin Zaloom

05/30/2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Booth 738
Language:
English
Signing Antidemocracy in America: Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk

Contributors

  • Eric Klinenberg

    Artist

    Author

    Columbia University Press

  • Sharon Marcus

    Artist

    Author

    Columbia University Press

  • Caitlin Zaloom

    Artist

    Author

    Columbia University Press

Book Information

  1. Book Title Antidemocracy in America: Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk
  2. Book Description On Election Day in 2016, it seemed unthinkable to many Americans that Donald Trump could become president of the United States. But the victories of the Obama administration hid from view fundamental problems deeply rooted in American social institutions and history. The elections consequences drastically changed how Americans experience their country, especially for those threatened by the public outburst of bigotry and repression. Amid the deluge of tweets and breaking news stories that turn each day into a political soap opera, it can be difficult to take a step back and see the big picture. To confront the threats we face, we must recognize that the Trump presidency is a symptom, not the malady. Antidemocracy in America is a collective effort to understand how we got to this point and what can be done about it. Assembled by the sociologist Eric Klinenberg as well as the editors of the online magazine Public Books, Caitlin Zaloom and Sharon Marcus, it offers essays from many of the nations leading scholars, experts on topics including race, religion, gender, civil liberties, protest, inequality, immigration, climate change, national security, and the role of the media. Antidemocracy in America places our present in international and historical context, considering the worldwide turn toward authoritarianism and its varied precursors. Each essay seeks to inform our understanding of the fragility of American democracy and suggests how to protect it from the buried contradictions that Trumps victory brought into public view. Authors will also sign a second book during this session - Think in Public: A Public Books Reader, June 2019. Pub Date: June, 2019

Autographing Session Type

  1. Autographing Session Type
    Non Fiction

Genre

  1. Genre
    Adult Trade

Categories

  1. Track
    Autographing
    • In-Booth Autographing

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