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Jill Lepore in Conversation with Jelani Cobb: These Truths and This America

Historian and staff writer for The New Yorker Jill Lepore still believes in America—but the spirit of liberalism that has made it a beacon of hope, she contends, is in dangerous decline.

Join her and fellow New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb as they discuss her most recent books, These Truths and This America, delivering a call for a “new Americanism” that embraces progressive patriotism and reckons frankly with the darker sides of our country’s history. How can we overcome the forces of toxic nationalism that have increasingly come to dominate our politics? Lepore’s stirring new manifesto may hold the key.

Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker

Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb is a staff writer at The New Yorker. As recipient of the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism for his columns in the magazine …

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