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To mark a century of The New Republic, editor Franklin Foer will join us for a discussion on the pivotal issues of modern America. The discussion with be moderated by Columbia alum and current professor at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, Bill Drummond.
Highlighting seminal contributions to the magazine, Foer’s Insurrections of the Mind is an exploration of such topics as America’s role in the world, the rise and fall of communism, the economy, terrorism, and technology, not to mention race, civil rights and the women’s movement. As political discussions increase in the lead up to the midterm elections, these issues remain just as important today as they were throughout the past century. Insurrections of the Mind, an anthology of the magazine's most seminal articles, celebrates a cultural, political and intellectual institution that has stood the test of time. Select contributors include Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Philip Roth, Michael Lewis, Zadie Smith, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, John Updike and Margaret Talbot.
There will be a post program Happy Hour in the restaurant downstairs, E&O. Drinks will be happy hour prices just for those who attended the program. All attendees will receive a free copy of the book Mr. Foer will be speaking about, Insurrections of the Mind.
Franklin Foer Bio:
Franklin Foer is the editor of The New Republic. He edited the magazine's centennial anthology, Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America. Foer is the author of the international bestseller How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization, which has been translated into 27 languages. He is also the editor of Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, which won a National Jewish Book Award. He is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a graduate of Columbia College, and a native Washingtonian.