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John Nichols


Susan Esco Chandler & David Chandler

John Nichols, a liberal, progressive journalist and author, is the National Affairs correspondent for The Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times. Nichols' books include "The Death and Life of American Journalism," "Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse" and the forward for "The Constitution Demands It."

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Scheduled events:
Is Democracy in Danger?
Is our democratic system, long-thought invincible, being threatened by America's strident politics? Expect a lively discussion as Steven Levitsky, John Nichols and Dan Pfeiffer offer their perspectives on what to watch out for — and what we might hope for. The moderator will be former UA President Peter Likins.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steven Levitsky, John Nichols, Dan Pfeiffer
Moderator: Peter Likins
Meet Noam Chomsky
Considered the founder of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in modern history. Among his groundbreaking books are “Syntactic Structures”, “Language and Mind,” “Aspects of the Theory of Syntax,” and “The Minimalist Program,” each of which has made distinct contributions to the development of the field. Today he will discuss his remarkable career with John Nichols.

Social Sciences Auditorium (Seats 500)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Social Sciences Auditorium Special Signing (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Noam Chomsky
Moderator: John Nichols
Whose Constitution Is It, Anyway?
In "The Most Dangerous Branch," David Kaplan explores the power of the U.S. Supreme Court in shaping the Constitution. UA Professor Andrew Coan, a Constitutional law expert, examines broad issues, including those raised in his book, “Prosecuting the President.” As the court becomes more and more political, whose Constitution will it become? The Grouchy Historians, Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger, may have some thoughts about this topic, too!

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ed Asner, Andrew Coan, David Kaplan, Ed Weinberger
Moderator: John Nichols

Books:
Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Bold Type Books
August 2017
ISBN 9781568587806
256 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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Donald Trump is putting together the most dangerous cabinet in history. Showing no inclination toward moderation, tolerance or genuine bipartisanship, he has assembled a team that is backed with billionaires, CEOs, rigid ideologues and a rogue's gallery of white nationalists, alt-right hatemongers, voter-suppression schemers, immigrant bashers and climate-change deniers. More/less

The Constitution Demands It
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Melville House
August 2018
ISBN 9781612197630
$16.99, INSTORE
Buy now

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