“Burning Down the House” Virtual Program Registration
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St.
718-222-4111 Price: Free
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Burning Down the House: Julian Zelizer Discusses Modern Republicanism and Newt Gingrich with Alexis Coe
It was “The Party of Lincoln.” “The People’s Party.” The mythology of the Republican Party is steeped in a rich history of uniting the nation and championing its values. Yet today Republicans (and Democrats alike) are accused of bitter partisanship and ruthless politics. So when did “The Grand Old Party” turn course? Princeton Professor of History and Public Affairs Julian Zelizer uses his new book “Burning Down the House” to argue that responsibility lays largely with one man: Newt Gingrich. Join Zelizer and historian Alexis Coe for a conversation about Gingrich’s leadership, tactics, and war-like approach, and how they created today’s partisan politics, from the Tea Party movement to Trumpism.Buy tickets/get more info now