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Lectures & Conversations
Le Conversazioni: Lincoln's Warning for America and Other Thoughts
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Philip Gourevitch, Antonio Monda (moderator)
Tue, December 12th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
$38
(Members $24)

EVENT DETAILS

Young Abraham Lincoln once posed a foreboding question to an assembly of his peers: What is the greatest threat to the Republic? His position was clear—great danger lay in the waning faith in public institutions and trend towards mob mentality among the American people. In a special conversation, award-winning writer Philip Gourevitch explores Lincoln’s warning, offers insight on contemporary America, and discusses his extraordinary writing career that has covered various topics across the globe, including recent presidential elections, Robert Mugabe’s dictatorship in Zimbabwe, and Jean-Marie Le Pen’s National Front in France.

Philip Gourevitch is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Antonio Monda (moderator) is Artistic Director of Le Conversazioni literary festival and Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival.

Presented as part of Le Conversazioni in partnership with Dazzle Communications and CPW Conversations.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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