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40038 Tuesdays With a Scholar: Turning Points in the American Presidency  

The pundits and the public agree that the 2020 Presidential Election will be one of the most critical in our nation’s history. Rarely have political, public health, and economic issues converged to create the kind of crisis the country now faces. Yet our political process has endured catastrophic reverses, ethical fissures, and public emergencies before. In this series, we’ll look at some of the most desperate moments in US electoral history—how they happened and how the nation survived.

Sessions include: October 6, Elections at the Beginning: Founding Fathers Argue; October 13, Entrenched Political Parties: In Fighting and Out Fighting; October 20, Campaigning Begins: Slogans and Sound Bites; October 27, Modern Era: Corruption Aplenty.

Offered in cooperation with the Ramsey County Library with support from Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries. Moderated by Judy Woodward, history coordinator.

 

This course is now in session. To inquire about registration email: olli@umn.edu

 

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