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Sidore Lecture: Harold Meyerson

Silver Center
Smith Recital Hall
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM (ET)

DUE TO A LAST MINUTE SCHEDULE CHANGE OUR BROCHURE MISTAKENLY LISTS THIS EVENT AS OCCURRING ON NOVEMBER 12TH.  THE CORRECT DATE IS NOVEMBER 5TH!

Title: Should America Become More Socialistic? Throughout the 20th century, as other industrialized democracies developed socialist and social democratic parties and governments, the United States stood out as the one advanced democracy without either -- though the New Deal and Great Society enacted widely popular programs that were essentially social democratic. In recent years, as American capitalism increasingly rewarded only the rich, record numbers of Americans -- particularly young Americans -- have come to look positively on socialism. What would a more socialist America look like, and how many Americans actually want the country to become more socialistic? Bio: Since 2001, Harold Meyerson has been an editor of The American Prospect, the Washington-based liberal magazine, oscillating between the posts of executive editor (his current position) and editor-at-large. From 2003 through 2015, he was a weekly op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, writing chiefly on politics and the economy, and currently is a contributing columnist to the op-ed page of the Los Angeles Times. From 1989 through 2001, he was executive editor and chief political writer at L.A. Weekly, then the nation’s largest metropolitan weekly newspaper. He has also contributed articles to The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Nation, Dissent, The Guardian, The New Statesman, and numerous other publications. The Atlantic has called him one of the nation’s 50 most influential opinion journalists, and his journalism has won numerous awards. He is also the co-author of Who Put The Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz?, a critical biography of Broadway and Hollywood lyricist Yip Harburg, and has published a range of articles on American culture in the first half of the 20th century. Educated in Los Angeles public schools and at Columbia University, Meyerson currently lives in Washington, D.C.

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