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David Leonhardt book talk: Ours Was the Shining Future, The Story of the American Dream

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Professor Jeff Colgan (https://home.watson.brown.edu/people/faculty/watson-faculty/jeff-colgan) in conversation with senior New York Times writer David Leonhardt (https://www.nytimes.com/by/david-leonhardt) as they discuss David’s new book, which examines the past century of American history, from the Great Depression to today’s Great Stagnation in search of an answer to the question: what happened to the American Dream? With an introduction by Professor John Friedman (https://home.watson.brown.edu/people/faculty/watson-faculty/john-friedman). Free copies of David’s book will be available for Brown University students attending the talk. Please sign up (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTvEyrSKM7UYwbh4ya7M18pBTEIeDFARUBDerCKiizkLC9tA/viewform?usp=sf_link) to reserve your copy. ABOUT THE AUTHOR David Leonhardt is a senior writer at The New York Times, where he writes its flagship newsletter, “The Morning.” He has also been the newspaper’s Washington bureau chief, an op-ed columnist, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, and the founding editor of “The Upshot.” He has won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.