Tucson Festival of Books

Elusive Progress In Divided Times


Are we gradually making progress as a country or are we slipping dangerously back? Maybe we're somewhere in between. What’s good, bad and what’s holding us back? The Atlantic's McKay Coppins and outspoken blogger Freddie deBoer join Robert P. Jones, a scholar and commentator on religion and politics, to tackle these issues.


Panelists
McKay Coppins

McKay Coppins is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers politics, religion and national affairs. He is The New York Times best-selling author of "Romney: A Reckoning," a biography of Mitt Romney based on dozens of exclusive interviews with the senator, his family and his inner circle as well as hundreds of pages of his personal journals and private emails....

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Fredrik deBoer

Fredrik deBoer is the author of "The Cult of Smart," a book about meritocracy, education and the potential for a more humane society. It was selected by New York Magazine as one of its Ten Best Books of 2020....

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Robert Jones

Robert P. Jones is the president and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and a leading scholar and commentator on religion and politics. His latest book, which debuted on The New York Times best-seller list, is "The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy and the Path to a Shared American Future....

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Books:
Romney: A Reckoning
A Reckoning
McKay Coppins
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon and Schuster
October 2023
ISBN 9781982196202
416 pages
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How Elites Ate the Social Justice Movement
Fredrik deBoer
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
September 2023
ISBN 9781668016015
256 pages
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The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy
and the Path to a Shared American Future
Robert Jones
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
September 2023
ISBN 9781668009512
400 pages
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