Liberalism and Its Critics

Thursday, October 2, 2014  6:15pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Department of History

Heyman Center for the Humanities

In his recent book The Revolt Against the Masses, Fred Siegel indicts modern American liberalism for elitism toward ordinary Americans, their values and culture, and blames liberals for many of the problems plaguing American Society today. Taking off from Siegel's book, the panelists will respond to his critique, discuss liberalism's history, and evaluate its future prospects.

Event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early as we cannot exceed the room capacity of 65 persons.



  • Fred Siegel

    Scholar in Residence

    St. Francis College in Brooklyn

  • Eric Foner

    DeWitt Clinton Professor of History

    Columbia University

  • Ira Katznelson

    Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History

    Columbia University

  • Anne Kornhauser

    Assistant Professor of History

    City College of New York, City University of New York

  • Judith Stein

    Distinguished Professor of History

    The Graduate Center, City University of New York


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