Kresta in the Afternoon – January 27, 2016 – Hour 2

+  The Rise and Decline of America's Postwar Political Order (full hour)

  • Description: In the past the US has been shaped by three sweeping political revolutions: Jefferson’s Revolution of 1800, the Civil War and the New Deal. Each upheaval concluded with lasting institutional and cultural changes. Are we on the verge of a “fourth revolution” that will reshape US politics for decades to come? James Pierson says there are signs that we are. He joins us today.
  • Segment Guests:
    • James Pierson
      James Piereson is president of the William E. Simon Foundation and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where he directs the Center for the American University. He has served as executive director and trustee of the John M. Olin Foundation, and has taught political science at several prominent universities. He is a frequent contributor to various journals and newspapers, including The New Criterion, Commentary, and The Weekly Standard. He is the author of Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism. Mr. Piereson lives in New York City.
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