Mark Lilla & George Packer on the 2016 Presidential Election
November 2, 2016, 7:00 PM
Two keen observers of the present scene, Mark Lilla and George Packer, join us to discuss the flaming dumpster fire that is the 2016 presidential election. Buckle up.
Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia University and a regular essayist for The New York Review of Books and other publications worldwide. His books include The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), as well as The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001) with Ronald Dworkin and Robert B. Silvers. He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on international News in Any Medium for “On France.”
George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq and The Unwinding, which won the 2013 National Book Award. He is also the author of two novels, The Half Man and Central Square, and two other works of nonfiction, Blood of the Liberals, which won the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and The Village of Waiting. He lives in Brooklyn.