From day one, it was clear that Donald Trump was like no president this country had ever seen. Eight months into his term, we talk to Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith about the lasting impact Trump may have on the presidency, itself. Then, historian Dan Jones on the Knights Templar, the Medieval secret society that inspired "The Da Vinci Code".
The August Reader’s Review panel discusses Emily Bronte’s classic novel of romance and spite: "Wuthering Heights," set on the moors of nineteenth-century Yorkshire. They’ll talk about why the tumultuous relationship between Cathy and Heathcliff has fascinated readers for more than 150 years.
- Lisa Page Freelance writer who teaches creative writing at George Washington University.
- Jabari Asim Author, "What Obama Means: ...For Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Future;" editor-in-chief of "The Crisis," the NAACP magazine; author of "The N Word."
- Sally Alexander Retired chair of the English department at Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD
- John Plotz Associate professor of English at Johns Hopkins University and author of "The Crowd: British Literature and Public Politics" (University of California Press)
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