Edward G. Lengel gives a fresh look at General Washington as a military commander, offering insights into his strengths and weaknesses. (Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.)
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Our speakers engage in a lively discussion about post-WWII NYC, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Mike Wallace evaluates how World War II catapulted New York City to the center of the world, ultimately causing it to emerge as the cultural and economic seat of an American new-style empire.
Historian and author Kenneth T. Jackson examines New York City’s decline after World War II, revealing how it recovered to once again become the greatest city in the world.
Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison discusses her latest novel, Home, which tells the story of a Korean War veteran who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars.