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God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Lawrence Wright, Philip Bobbitt (moderator)
Mon, April 1st, 2019 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


Although Texas has not elected a Democrat to statewide office for more than two decades, it is undergoing dramatic demographic and economic changes. While the state urbanizes and its population diversifies, its government remains steadfastly conservative. Explore the Lone Star State’s history, culture, and politics and the enormous impact it has on the nation as a whole.

Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, is the author of God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State. Philip Bobbitt (moderator) is Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and director of the Center for National Security at Columbia Law School.


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


By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Through the generosity of Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the New-York Historical Society brings a wide array of extraordinary lectures and dynamic conversations to New York’s Upper West Side.

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