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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.

Please note that the capacity for this webinar is 500 attendees.

Jul 16, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Julian Zelizer
Author, "Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party"
Julian E. Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a CNN Political Analyst. His most recent books are "Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974" (co-authored with Kevin Kruse) and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society," the winner of the D.B. Hardeman Prize for Best Book on Congress.
Alexis Coe
Author, "You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington"
Alexis Coe is an award-winning historian and author of the narrative history book "Alice + Freda Forever". Coe is a consulting producer on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s forthcoming George Washington series on the History Channel, and has frequently appeared on CNN. She’s the cohost of Audible’s “Presidents Are People, Too!” and the host of “No Man's Land.” Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, Time, and many others. She holds a graduate degree in American history, and was a Research Curator at the New York Public Library.