Fascism encroaching on democracy -- the American populace riven with discord between ultranationalists and advocates of world responsibilities – public information warped by big lies—these current menaces echo perils of the era from the first through the second world war. Drawing from their recent books Fighting Words: The Bold American Journalists Who Brought the World Home and The Idealist: Wendell Willkie’s Wartime Quest to Build One World, Nancy Cott and Samuel Zipp will discuss internationalist ventures of a previous tumultuous era, and consider their relevance today.
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About the Speakers
Nancy Cott is Jonathan Trumbull Research Professor of American History at Harvard University.
Samuel Zipp is Associate Professor of American Studies and Urban Studies at Brown University.
Christopher Capozzola is Professor of History at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.