E.J. Dionne: "Our Divided Political Heart"
Location: Demos, 220 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
This event will be webcast live on this page
What about this nation is tearing us apart?
Please join Demos for a discussion with E.J. Dionne about his new book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent (Bloomsbury USA, 2012).
Demos VP of Policy and Research Tamara Draut will interview the acclaimed author on the lost balance between individualism and community; partisanship’s corrosive implications for the political environment and policymaking; and how to seek a path forward from our current impasse.
PRAISE FOR “OUR DIVIDED POLITICAL HEART”
“Dionne argues that we must honor the tensions between two strains of the American Dream: the rugged individualists who respect those who make it on their own; and the communitarians who revere the Americans who help their neighbors, fight our fires, and wage our wars. Both are central to the American character.” — Paul Begala, Newsweek
“E.J. Dionne [...] is one of our most thoughtful public philosophers. And it’s the best book he’s written in 20 years, in my opinion, since he wrote a book called Why Americans Hate Politics. I highly recommend it.” — President Bill Clinton
Copies of the book will be available for sale and the author will be signing books before and after the program.