Join publisher of Harper’s Magazine John R. MacArthur and journalist and author Thomas Frank for a discussion of liberalism in America, and what progressives can expect now that President Obama has been reelected for a second term. MacArthur and Frank will be joined by moderator Dr. Joseph Chuman for a vitally important conversation about the state of our democracy, and the obstructions that prevent any president from affecting truly progressive change.
John R. MacArthur is the president and publisher of Harper’s Magazine, award-winning journalist, and author of the acclaimed books The Selling of Free Trade: NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy, and Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War. In his new book The Outrageous Barriers to Democracy in America, Mac Arthur argues that the American political system is rigged to keep the “mock” in “democracy,” sparing neither side of the political spectrum in a devastating exposé of the entrenched elites.
Thomas Frank is author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and One Market Under God. A former opinion columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Frank is founding editor of The Baffler and a monthly columnist for Harper’s.
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