Category Archives: America Incognita

The fringes, the factions and the disintegrating center of these United States.

Intelligence Squared US: Thanksgiving Special – Ken Stern: Republican Like Me

https://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/news/blog/iq2us-thanksgiving-tradition
Ken Stern, the former National Public Radio CEO, to discuss his book “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right,

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City Journal’s 10 Blocks podcast: Capitalism and Millennials: The 2018 James Q. Wilson Lecture

Edward L. Glaeser addresses the challenges of convincing skeptical millennials and younger Americans about the merits of capitalism in the Manhattan Institute’s 2018 James Q. Wilson lecture. Young people in the United States are moving steadily to the left. A recent Harvard University poll found that 51 percent of Americans between ages 18 and 29 don’t support capitalism. The trend is visible on the ground, too. Phenomena driven largely by millennials—such as Occupy Wall Street, the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, and, more recently, the wave of Democratic Socialist candidates for state and federal office–are all signs of an intellectual shift among the young. Video of this lecture can be found at the Manhattan Institute website. Edward L. Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University (where he has taught since 1992), a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a contributing editor of City Journal.

Source: City Journal’s 10 Blocks: Capitalism and Millennials: The 2018 James Q. Wilson Lecture

City Journal’s 10 Blocks podcast: Race Relations, with Shelby Steele

City Journal contributing editor Howard Husock is joined in the studio by Shelby Steele to discuss the state of race relations in American society, the history of black protest movements, and other subjects. Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, specializing in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. His books include The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America (1990), which won the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era (2006); and Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country (2015). He has been honored with the Bradley Prize and the National Humanities Medal, and his work on the 1991 documentary Seven Days in Bensonhurst was recognized with an Emmy Award. Read Steele’s latest essay for the Wall Street Journal, “Why the Left Is Consumed With Hate.”

Source: City Journal’s 10 Blocks: Race Relations, with Shelby Steele