American Crises from Vietnam to the Capitol Siege

Featuring: Evan Osnos, Peter L.W. Osnos
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022 | 6:30 pm ET | $38 (Members $24; Chairman’s Council, Free)
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America’s strength is deeply rooted in three core principles: the rule of law, the power of truth, and the right of equal opportunity for all. In 2013, after a decade of reporting from the Middle East and China, journalist Evan Osnos returned to the U.S. to find these tenets under assault. Joined in conversation by his father, Peter Osnos—a renowned journalist, editor, and publisher who reported from the Soviet Union and the frontlines of Vietnam and Cambodia—Evan Osnos traces how a nation once revered as a paragon of democratic potential found itself in a state of political dissolution.

Evan Osnos, a staff writer at the New Yorker and a CNN contributor, is the author of Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury. Peter L.W. Osnos, the founder of the publishing house PublicAffairs, is the author of An Especially Good View: Watching History Happen.


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Image credit (Evan Osnos): Pete Marovich