VIRTUAL: Kurt Andersen at the Hudson Library [11/12]

The Hudson Library will be hosting Kurt Andersen on November 12th at 7pm. Andersen will be discussing his book Evil Geniuses.

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During the twentieth century, America managed to make its economic and social systems both more and more fair and more and more prosperous. A huge, secure, and contented middle class emerged. All boats rose together. But then the New Deal gave way to the Raw Deal. Beginning in the early 1970s, by means of a long war conceived of and executed by a confederacy of big business CEOs, the superrich, and right-wing zealots, the rules and norms that made the American middle class possible were undermined and dismantled. The clock was turned back on a century of economic progress, making greed good, workers powerless, and the market all-powerful while weaponizing nostalgia, lifting up an oligarchy that served only its own interests, and leaving the huge majority of Americans with dwindling economic prospects and hope.

Why and how did America take such a wrong turn? In this deeply researched and brilliantly woven cultural, economic, and political chronicle, Kurt Andersen offers a fresh, provocative, and eye-opening history of America’s undoing, naming names, showing receipts, and unsparingly assigning blame—to the radical right in economics and the law, the high priests of high finance, a complacent and complicit Establishment, and liberal “useful idiots,” among whom he includes himself.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:00pm

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96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984801340
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - August 11th, 2020

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