MSNBC political correspondent Steve Kornacki (’01) will be giving a lecture and signing his new book, The Red and the Blue, on Thursday, November 29th. Join us in COM 209 from 6-7 pm to hear from the acclaimed journalist and film and television alum.
About The Red and the Blue (courtesy of Harper Collins):
Steve Kornacki follows the twin paths of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, two larger-than-life politicians who exploited the weakened structure of their respective parties to attain the highest offices. For Clinton, that meant contorting himself around the various factions of the Democratic party to win the presidency. Gingrich employed a scorched-earth strategy to upend the permanent Republican minority in the House, making him Speaker.
With novelistic prose and a clear sense of history, Steve Kornacki masterfully weaves together the various elements of this rambunctious and hugely impactful era in American history, whose effects set the stage for our current political landscape.