The New America Fellows Program awards fellowships to original thinkers eager to advance a better understanding of policy challenges facing our society.
Monday February 02, 2015
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
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Join New America for a conversation with Levi Tillemann, author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, and Daniel Yergin, author of The Quest and The Prize, about the century-long battle between automakers and the contest to build the car of the future.More about the event
The Teacher Wars
A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
No Good Men Among the Living
America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
The Bright Continent
Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa
Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
Now I Know Who My Comrades Are
Voices from the Internet Underground
The Meat Racket
The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business
The Up Side of Down
Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success
The Loudest Voice in the Room
How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country
Five Days at Memorial
Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
The Smartest Kids in the World
And How They Got That Way
The Pioneer Detectives
Did a distant spacecraft prove Einstein and Newton wrong?
The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
On Internet Freedom
David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War
Twilight of the Elites
America After Meritocracy
The Escape Artists
Why Global Development Is Succeeding — And How We Can Improve the World Even More
Fighting for Darfur
Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide
The Net Delusion
The Dark Side of Internet Freedom
How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It
The Icarus Syndrome
A History of American Hubris
The Evolution of God
The Hawk and the Dove
Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War
The House at the End of the Road
The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South
To Live or to Perish Forever
Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan
A Tolerable Anarchy
Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom
Grand New Party
How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream
The Second World
Empires and Influence in the New Global Order
The True Patriot
Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans, and Vagabonds
Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America
Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
Best Care Anywhere
Why VA Health Care is Better Than Yours
Oil on the Brain
Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline
Lots of discussion around #SOTU centered on the president’s legacy. One president whose legacy is now being widely discussed is Lyndon Johnson. His character’s portrayal in the movie “Selma,” pits him against Dr. Martin Luther King and the grassroots movement for voting rights. Two historians, Professor Julian Zelizer of Princeton University, an expert on Johnson, and Dr. Clayborne Carson of Stanford, an expert on King, discuss what America was going through in 1965 and how the two men connected in real life.
Prof. Julian Zelizer joins Nerding Out to share highlights from his book, "The Fierce Urgency of Now," which focuses on LBJ and Congress. Prof. Christina Greer talks about why LBJ and President Obama are often compared to each other.
The history of the Democratic Study Group demonstrates that their organizational prowess was hugely important in moving forward a liberal agenda and in making sure that liberal electoral gains were institutionalized in the operation of the House. Enthusiasts of the DSG believe Democrats, continuing in the minority after 2014, could use something like the DSG to gain momentum before the next elections.
In the grand drama of American Jewish assimilation, there are winners and losers. And painful as it is to imagine the knish being deposited in history’s dustbin, that’s where it may be going – smeared with mustard, of course.
If Democrats are going to fundamentally change the dynamics in Washington, they will need to focus on the next series of elections in 2016 and 2018.
Julian Zelizer joins us to talk about his new book, The Fierce Urgency of Now: LBJ and the Great Society, and how LBJ's politics connect to Obama's State of the Union.
The erosion of Democratic strength in Congress since 2010 has been devastating to the party. The Democratic Congress was the driving force behind President Obama's success in his first two years. Even in his most spirited moments, the President has found little room to maneuver. The situation is not any different today. In fact, it is worse
Princeton historian Julian Zelizer says Obama would do well to link his efforts to grass-roots movements of different types around the country, such as through unions and environmentalists, rather than trying solely to persuade members of Congress in Washington.
Only this year did Obama truly claim victory, declaring that 2014 was “a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999,” and that “the shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.” It was, as a thousand pundits noted, a victory lap.
But I loved the generosity shown by Julian Zelizer, author of the excellent, just-published history, “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society.” He was able to call the film “stunning,” while noting that it wasn’t entirely “true” to Johnson’s record.
I hope that readers enjoy this story and that the history encourages them to think about the ways in which citizens--rather than a new president or some magical restoration of bipartisan civility--are the only answer to fixing Washington. Fifty years ago, that's how we built a Great Society.
Julian E. Zelizer's new book "The Fierce Urgency Of Now" explores the presidential achievements of Lyndon Baines Johnson. From civil rights to immigration liberalization, his "Great Society" programs reshaped the course of American history.
The Nightly Show’s conceit is fairly simple: It’s a news show from the perspective of the underrepresented. Besides Wilmore’s monologues, there will be a mix of panelists and recurring players, taped on-the-street segments, and interviews. What Wilmore essentially wants to get at are broader questions of power and powerlessness, the gap between the CEO and the minimum-wage worker: “I look at it in terms of top dog and underdog,” he explains.