Special PPL Event on the Anniversary of the Capitol Insurrection
Join Princeton Public Library (PPL) for a virtual Crowdcast event on Thursday, January 6 from 8 to 9 p.m. with writers Karen J. Greenberg and Julian E. Zelizer. On the anniversary of the Capitol insurrection, Greenberg and Zelizer will discuss the “subtle tools” that were forged under George W. Bush in the name of security and their impact on how the Trump administration was able to weaponize disinformation, xenophobia, and distrust of law.
Greenberg will detail her latest book, Subtle Tools, which paints a foreboding portrait of an increasingly undemocratic America marked by “imprecise language, bureaucratic confusion, secrecy, and the bypassing of procedural and legal norms.” Greenberg is director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law, an international studies fellow at New America, and a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her previous books include Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State and The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days.
Julian E. Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a CNN Political Analyst and a regular guest on NPR’s Here and Now. He is the author and editor of 22 books including Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, The Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party. The New York Times named the book as an Editor’s Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books in 2020. His new book is Abraham Joshua Heschel: A Life of Radical Amazement.
To register for this event, visit https://princetonlibrary.libnet.info/event/5806224.