Lectures & Conversations
Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Lawrence O’Donnell
Wed, November 29th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
$38
(Members $24)

EVENT DETAILS

Amid the global crises of the Cold War, domestic riots, and the tragic assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the 1968 election became chaotic, featuring politicians from Richard Nixon to Lyndon B. Johnson. In conjunction with the exhibition The Vietnam War, Lawrence O’Donnell unpacks one of the most tumultuous elections in American history.

Lawrence O’Donnell is the host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and the author of Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics.

LOCATION

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

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