San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Lunch will be provided. Attendees of this event who check in on 11/14 will be entered into a raffle for copies of Scarborough's book, The Right Path.
Joe Scarborough—former Republican congressman and the always insightful host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe—joins us for a conversation about his new book, his life and career with Institute Director David Axelrod.
About the book: In The Right Path, Scarborough looks back in time to discern how Republicans once dominated American public life. From Eisenhower’s refusal to let “the perfect be the enemy of the good” to Reagan’s charismatic but resolutely practical genius, Scarborough shows how principled pragmatism, combined with a commitment to core conservative values, led to victory after victory.
Now, however, political incalcitrance is threatening to turn a once-mighty party into a permanent minority.
Opening with the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965—the high-water moment for liberalism—and ending with the national disillusionment that set in after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, The Right Path effortlessly blends American political history with astute analysis and pithy, no-holds-barred commentary. Both a bracing call to arms and a commonsense history, The Right Path provides an illuminating look at conservatism and its discontents—and why the GOP must regain its former tone and tradition if it hopes to survive.
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