This week, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen is curator of the College of the Atlantic’s new Champlain Institute, where American Democracy is the topic of discussion. Ryan Lizza joins Rosen to review the press and the future of American Democracy.
Sidney Blumenthal, author of Wrestling With His Angel, brings Abraham Lincoln from the wilderness to the peak of his career as he takes control of the nation’s most profound spiritual crisis — slavery — and enters the battle for the nation’s soul.
Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick Lawrence, and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick examine the Supreme Court’s 2016-17 session.
John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses his new book, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations.
Josh Chafetz, author of Congress’s Constitution, Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and David Mayhew, author of The Imprint of Congress, discuss why and what, if anything, Congress can do to take its power back.
Survivor Sarah Collins Rudolph, Washington Post editor Steven Levingston, and Philadelphia Orchestra composer-in-residence Hannibal Lokumbe discuss how the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church impacted the meaning of “equality” in America and how local events can bring about constitutional change.
Carol Berkin, professor of history at City University of New York, discusses how the Founders navigated the nation through four major crises and caused the first stirrings of American nationalism.
David Horowitz, one of the nation’s foremost conservative commentators and a mentor to many of Donald Trump’s key advisers, unveils his new book, Big Agenda — an assessment of the challenges the new president faces and a road map for an agenda that addresses them.
Following a keynote address by National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen, leading experts consider the future of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age.
Floyd Abrams, celebrated First Amendment lawyer, discusses his new book, The Soul of the First Amendment, and examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than anywhere else in the world.