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Doris Kearns Goodwin

HOW DID WE GET HERE? A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON OUR WILD 2016 ELECTION – World-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin shines a spotlight on the changes in our political system over the past 150 years that brings us to today: the most exhausting, electrifying and acrimonious presidential campaign cycle in recent history, punctuated by nonstop television and relentless social media coverage. After five decades of studying the presidency, Goodwin finds hope in the knowledge that however fractured our modern political culture seems, our democracy has survived – even thrived – through troubling times in the past.