Reaganland: An Interview With Rick Perlstein
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About the Event
Folio is excited to host author and historian Rick Perlstein to talk about his book, Reganland. Interviewed by Folio Board member Sandeep Kaushik and KUOW reporter David Hyde, both trained historians, Perlstein will share his approach to writing history, insights into how the modern American political right came into being, and how Trump fits into that narrative.
Rick Perlstein is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan; Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by over a dozen publications; and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history and appeared on the best books of the year lists of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. His essays and book reviews have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and Slate, among others. A contributing editor and board member of In These Times magazine, he lives in Chicago.
David Hyde started in radio as a DJ at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Listeners responded with enthusiasm, he says, sometimes by throwing empty beer bottles at the station. In New York, David worked as the managing editor and reporter for a regional newspaper. He also freelanced as a radio correspondent and reporter before moving to Seattle (shortly after it was still cool). In addition to his reporting background, David has also pursued graduate work in U.S. cultural history (ABD) and he's taught college courses in U.S. cultural history. At KUOW since 2004, David has also worked on The Conversation, Weekday, Speakers' Forum and The Record. Now a reporter, David says his main goal is to create radio that matters to KUOW listeners. If he's not doing that, please let him know.
Sandeep Kaushik is a political and public affairs consultant in Seattle, and a partner at Sound View Strategies (SVS). Prior to that he worked as a political columnist/writer for Seattle’s alt-weekly, the Stranger, and as Seattle correspondent for Time Magazine and the Boston Globe. Sandeep currently serves on the board of the Downtown Emergency Services Center and on the Folio board. He lives in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood with his wife and two children.
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