A Conversation with Cass Sunstein and Benjamin Wittes

06:00 pm - 03/29/2018

@ Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC  20036



Ticket includes admission and one book.

Join us for a conversation between Cass Sunstein and Benjamin Wittes about the new book, "Can it Happen Here?"

"Provocative, topical… Rouse[s] the reader to think carefully and deeply about the prospects for American authoritarianism.”
– Publishers Weekly

With the election of Donald J. Trump, many people on both the left and right feared that America’s 240-year-old grand experiment in democracy was coming to an end. Is the democratic freedom that the United States symbolizes really secure? Can authoritarianism happen in America?

Acclaimed legal scholar, Harvard Professor, and New York Times bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein queried a number of the nation’s leading thinkers. In this thought-provoking collection of essays, these distinguished thinkers and theorists explore the lessons of history, how democracies crumble, how propaganda works, and the role of the media, courts, elections, and "fake news" in the modern political landscape—and what the future of the United States may hold.

CASS R. SUNSTEIN is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard, where he is founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy. A columnist for Bloomberg View, he has served as Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, as a member of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, as a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Board, and as an Attorney-Adviser in the U.S. Department of Justice. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers The World According to Star Wars and Nudge. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife, former United National Ambassador Samantha Power. @CassSunstein

BENJAMIN WITTES is the editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books and is co-chair of the Hoover Institution's Working Group on National Security, Technology, and Law. Follow him @benjaminwittes

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