• Code Red

    by E.J. Dionne, Jr.
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E.J. Dionne, Jr.

presents

Code Red:
How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country

in conversation with MARTHA MINOW

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This event includes a book signing

Date

Feb
12
Wednesday
February 12, 2020
7:00 PM
(Doors at 6:30)

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$29.75 (book included) - On Sale Now $8.00 (general entrance) - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store welcomes E.J. DIONNE, JR.—Washington Post columnist and professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University—for a discussion of his latest book, Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country. He will be joined in conversation by renowned legal scholar MARTHA MINOW.

About Code Red

Will progressives and moderates feud while America burns? Or will these natural allies take advantage of the greatest opportunity since the New Deal Era to strengthen American democracy, foster social justice, and turn back the threats of the Trump Era?

The United States stands at a crossroads. Broad and principled opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency has drawn millions of previously disengaged citizens to the public square and to the ballot boxes. This inspired and growing activism for social and political change hasn’t been seen since the days of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal policies and the Progressive and Civil Rights movements. But if progressives and moderates are unable—and unwilling—to overcome their differences, they could not only enable Trump to prevail again but also squander an occasion for launching a new era of reform.

In Code Red, award-winning journalist E. J. Dionne, Jr., calls for a shared commitment to decency and a politics focused on freedom, fairness, and the future, encouraging progressives and moderates to explore common ground and expand the unity that brought about Democrat victories in the 2018 elections. He offers a unifying model for furthering progress with a Politics of Remedy, Dignity, and More: one that solves problems, resolve disputes, and moves forward; that sits at the heart of the demands for justice by both long-marginalized and recently-displaced groups; and that posits a positive future for Americans with more covered by health insurance, more with decent wages, more with good schools, more security from gun violence, more action to roll back climate change.

Breaking through the partisan noise and cutting against conventional wisdom to provide a realistic look at political possibilities, Dionne offers a strategy for progressives and moderates to think more clearly and accept the responsibilities that history now imposes on them. Because at this point in our national story, change can’t wait.

Praise for Code Red

The Washington Post columnist and NPR commentator offers a passionately reasoned argument for why both progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic Party must put aside differences to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.… A well-argued and persuasive treatise by a deeply concerned journalist and citizen.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“American political discourse is perhaps more divided than it has been at any time in the country’s history. Republicans versus Democrats, alt-right versus far left: the chasm runs wide and deep… Dionne urges progressives and moderates to find common, rather than shaky, ground for the good of the country and their party’s survival.” ―Booklist

E.J. Dionne, Jr.
E.J. Dionne, Jr.

E.J. Dionne, Jr.

E.J. Dionne, Jr., is a columnist for The Washington Post, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and professor at Georgetown University.

Photo credit: Paul Morigi

Martha Minow
Martha Minow

Martha Minow

Martha Minow is the 300th Anniversary University Professor and former dean of the Harvard Law School. She is the author of When Should Law Forgive?, and has been examining and writing about law and forgiveness for decades, beginning with the Independent International Commission on Kosovo and the Imagine Coexistence program for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Tickets are available online only at harvard.com and harvardbookstore.eventbrite.com. All tickets for this event include a $5 coupon for use in the bookstore. Pre-sale tickets include a copy of Code Red. Books bundled with pre-sale tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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