P&P Live! Adam Serwer — THE CRUELTY IS THE POINT - with Ibram X. Kendi

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Monday, July 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

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This event is presented in partnership with Politics and Prose, Books and Books, Community Bookstore, and Harvard Bookstore.

Like many of us, Adam Serwer didn't know that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election. But over the four years that followed, the Atlantic staff writer became one of our most astute analysts of the Trump presidency and the volatile powers it harnessed. The shock that greeted Trump's victory, and the subsequent cruelty of his presidency, represented a failure to confront elements of the American past long thought vanquished.

In The Cruelty is the Point, Serwer chronicles the Trump administration not as an aberration but as an outgrowth of the inequalities the United States was founded on. Serwer is less interested in the presidential spectacle than in the ideological and structural currents behind Trump's rise—including a media that was often blindsided by the ugly realities of what the administration represented and how it came to be.

Serwer will be in conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist scholars. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of seven books. He is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.


P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump's America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593230800
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Published: One World - June 29th, 2021

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