New York Times columnist Ross Douthat in Conversation With Rick Perlstein at Fairfield on Feb. 5

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat in Conversation With Rick Perlstein at Fairfield on Feb. 5

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NY Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat

Presented by the Common Ground Lecture Series in affiliation with the Open VISIONS Forum, the evening lecture titled “Crisis or Stasis: The American Empire Under Donald Trump” promises to be a truly provocative romp across the frontier between populist shouting and respectful civil discourse.

Author, blogger, and New York Times Op-Ed columnist Ross Douthat will engage in lively political discourse with author and journalist Rick Perlstein at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

When 29-year-old Ross Douthat was invited to join The New York Times nine years ago, he became the youngest conservative staff voice to appear on its Op-Ed page, covering politics, religion, moral values, and higher education. The New Yorker framed his vibrant and articulate voice by stating, “Douthat, a staunch social conservative who nonetheless manages to project a tone of Gen X knowingness and mild ennui, is not so much an ideological champion or purveyor of contrarian opinion as a cunning interpreter.”

Rick Perlstein is the author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. Before that, he published Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by more than a dozen publications, and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history.

A contributing writer at The Nation, Perlstein was once described in that publication as the “hyper-caffeinated Herodotus of the American century.” His journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. Politico called him “the chronicler extraordinaire of American conservatism,” who “offers a hint of how interesting the political and intellectual dialogue might be if he could attract some mimics.”

Ross Douthat in Conversation With Rick Perlstein: “Crisis or Stasis? The American Empire Under Donald Trump," is generously sponsored by Cohen & Wolf, Delamar Southport, Delamar Spa, and Moffly Media. Tickets are $15, $10 for Quick Members, and $5 for students. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Ross Douthat in Conversation With Rick Perlstein "Crisis or Stasis: The American Empire Under Donald Trump"

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Additional Details:

Tickets are $15, $10 for Quick Members, and $5 for students. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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