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Book Breaks with John Demos and "The Enemy Within: 2,000 Years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World"
Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks features the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books with host Gena Oppenheim live, followed by a Q&A with home audiences.

Join us online on Sunday, October 31 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT) with John Demos, as he discusses his book "The Enemy Within: 2,000 Years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World".

With the vision of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize-winning author John Demos explores the social, cultural, and psychological roots of the scourge that is witch-hunting, both in the remote past and today. "The Enemy Within" chronicles the most prominent witch-hunts of the Western world—women and men who were targeted by suspicious neighbors and accused of committing horrific crimes by supernatural means—and shows how the fear of witchcraft has fueled recurrent cycles of accusation, persecution, and purging. A unique and fascinating book, it illuminates the dark side of communities driven to rid themselves of perceived evil, no matter what the human cost.

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Oct 31, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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