Kevin O'Leary | 'Madison's Sorrow' (online)
This event will be hosted via Zoom Webinar.
American politics is no longer an ongoing debate between liberals and conservatives because the new Republican Party embraces the feudal values of the Old World. While there are millions of conservatives in the population, the elected leadership of the GOP is deeply reactionary. Today's marriage of white-identity Southerners and their northern allies to moneyed libertarians is no run-of-the-mill political partnership. Instead, it is extraordinarily dangerous. Clearly, conservatives have lost their party. And without conservatives debating liberals in an intellectual, respectful manner to address the nation's problems, Madisonian democracy breaks down.
An eye-opening cultural history of the political revolution that has destroyed the Republican Party and unleashed an illiberal crusade against the ideals of the Founding Fathers.
"Essential reading" –Booklist (starred)
"O'Leary could not be more timely..." –Norman Ornstein
Kevin C. O'Leary is a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, Irvine and teaches in the Political Science Department at Chapman University. A contributor to The American Prospect, he was the lead West Coast reporter for TIME, as well as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He earned his PhD at Yale University. His previous book, Saving Democracy: A Plan for Real Representation in America, was a finalist for the American Political Science Association's Michael Harrington Award.
Kevin will be joined in conversation by the journalist, poet, and author Steven M. Thomas.
“Essential reading” —Booklist (starred)
“Kevin O’Leary tells this complex and alarming story brilliantly.” —Robert Kuttner
“O’Leary could not be more timely…” —Norman Ornstein
“This beautifully written book is a must-read&