KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – 7:30 PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s. East Bay Books $15 door, wheelchair access
Exactly who are the new progressive leaders emerging to lead the post-Trump return to democracy in America? National political correspondent D.D. Guttenplan’s The Next Republic is an extraordinarily intense and wide-ranging history of the recent fall and incipient rise of democracy in America. Here you’ll meet some of the individuals who are changing the course of American history – such as new labor activist Jane McAlevey, racial justice campaigner Chokwe Antar Lumumba, environmental activist Jane Kleeb, Sanders’ campaign veterans Zack Exley, Waleed Shahid and Corbin Trent, as well as anti-corruption crusader Zephyr Teachout.
“It’s high time that someone resurrected authentic ‘populism’ – activism from below, and showed how it can be the path to a better future. That’s done very convincingly in D.D. Guttenplan’s fine book, The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority.”
“D.D. Guttenplan has written a profoundly subversive book. At a moment when Trumpism, cynicism and corruption seem to reign supreme in our politics, he has made a compelling case for hope and optimism about the future of our demo-cracy, and …has put the meaning of our republic in its historical context.” —Victor Navasky
“At a moment when history and truth are under attack, and the survival of our republic is once again in doubt, The Next Republic is a timely, humane, forceful narrative of our insurgent political moment—and a deeply reported contribution to the fight for a progressive future in America.”
— Katrina Vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher of The Nation
D.D. Guttenplan, London correspondent for The Nation , is the author of The Holocaust on Trial, a book about the Irving v Penguin Books and Lipstadt libel case. In 2009 Guttenplan completed a biography of I. F. Stone titled American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone.
Michael Lerner is an American political activist, the editor of Tikkun, a progressive Jewish interfaith magazine , and the rabbi of Beyt Tikkun Synagogue in Berkeley. He is the author of Numerous books including Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin (with Cornel West), and The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country From the Religious Right.