When Did We Become So Polarized? A History of the United States Since 1974

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Due to scheduling conflicts, this event has been re-scheduled to Monday, February 4, 2019, from 6-8PM. If you have questions or are unable to attend, please contact events@brennan.law.nyu.edu.

American society is fractured, along economic, racial and partisan lines. Today we don't even believe the same facts. But this did not start in 2016. In their new book, Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974, Princeton historians Kevin Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer trace nearly five decades of division. They start the story in 1974, when Watergate, the defeat in Vietnam, racial conflict and economic convulsions began an unsettling new political era.

Join authors Kruse and Zelizer as they discuss how this cascade of traumatic events forged a path for the divisions that today threaten to tear us apart. 

Kevin M. Kruse, Professor of History, Princeton University 
Soledad O'Brien, CEO of Starfish Media Group & Host of Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien 
Julian E. Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University; CNN Political Analyst




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