The “S” Word and the 2020 Election
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The “S” Word and the 2020 Election

November 12 , 7:00 pm

Embraced by some, deplored by others, misunderstood by many, socialism is back and it’s a hot topic in presidential politics. With younger voters increasingly supporting socialism, the growing movement is changing the national conversation and potentially, the Democratic party. But when a recent Gallup poll asked Americans what socialism actually is, answers varied wildly. Columbia Journalism School Director of Academic Affairs, and former Editor-in-Chief of The Forward Jane Eisner sits down with an all-star panel to discuss socialism today, its complicated past, and how New York’s predominantly Jewish socialist movement paved the way for change a century ago. She is joined by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of American Jewish History, Tony MichelsWashington Post columnist, Catherine Rampell; New York Post columnist, Karol Markowicz; and former Deputy Director of the Democratic Socialists of America, David Duhalde.

As we approach the 2020 presidential election, History Behind the Headlines: Socialism is the first in a series of programs designed to look at today’s political issues against the backdrop of history.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $15 seniors; $12 CJH/Partner members, students at socialism.bpt.me or 800-838-3006; $20 at the door.

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Date:
November 12
Time:
7:00 pm
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Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
Phone:
(212) 294-8301
Website:
cjh.org