Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her latest book examines the lives of four past presidents to understand what it takes to lead in turbulent times. Their stories, she says, hold valuable lessons for today.
David Cole, National Legal Director of the ACLU, talks about partisan divides and the challenge of defending our civil liberties, then, Ta-Nehisi Coates, best-selling author and Atlantic Magazine national correspondent on race relations in America and why he considers Donald Trump to be America’s “first white president.”
- David Cole National legal director, ACLU
- Ta-Nehisi Coates National correspondent, The Atlantic; most recent books: We Were Eight Years In Power" and "Between the World and Me"
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