The Once and Future Liberal: Mark Lilla and Dawn Foster

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In his new book The Once and Future Liberal (Hurst) Mark Lilla argues with acerbic wit that liberals, originally driven by a sincere desire to protect the most vulnerable Americans, have now unwittingly invested their energies in social movements rather than winning elections. This abandonment of political priorities has had dire consequences. But, with the Republican Party led by an unpredictable demagogue and in ideological disarray, Lilla believes liberals now have an opportunity to turn from the divisive politics of identity, and offer positive ideas for a shared future.

Lilla will be in conversation with journalist and author Dawn Foster.