Thursday
Jun142018

The Revolt Against the Masses

A conversation on the evolution of American liberalism

with Paul BAUMANN, Editor of Commonweal and Fred SIEGEL, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center

One of the big political developments of the last few years has been the rise of "populist" movements, to the point that many people have remarked that the opposition "populism vs. elitism" seems to have become more significant than the traditional opposition "right vs. left." In the US, rather surprisingly, the Democratic party has become the political home of a large part of the "elite" (bureaucrats, academics, journalists, but also many corporate figures), whereas the Republican party has become increasingly attractive to poorer (rural and working-class) segments of the population. We will discuss the historical origins and possible consequences of these transformations with two distinguished observers of American politics.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

About this Event

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 7pm
Location: Crossroads Auditorium
125 Maiden Lane, 15th Floor, NY, NY
(ID required to enter the building)
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About the Speakers

Paul Baumann
Editor of Commonweal
Fred Siegel
Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute

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