BHS: Now Entering Reaganland: Rick Perlstein and Jeffrey Toobin Discuss the Presidency that Defined Modern Conservatism

August 19, 2020, 6:30 PM

Over the course of the mid-20th century, seismic changes happened within the Republican Party and the American Conservative movement.

BHS continues our exploration of this change in polarity by welcoming Rick Perlstein to share his new book, Reaganland, which looks at the presidency that became the benchmark of modern Republican leadership, as well as the evangelicals, the executives, and the opposition party in disarray that made it possible. Perlstein is joined in conversation by Jeffrey Toobin, CNN legal analyst and onetime associate counsel for the Department of Justice during the Iran-Contra Affair.

This is a Brooklyn Historical Society event, with books provided by Community Bookstore.

Register here.