September 17, 2013, 12:00 - 2:00 - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Hudson Institute welcomes you to a book discussion on…
What We Can Learn from the President's Pastimes:
A Discussion of Dr. Tevi Troy's new book,
What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House
Tuesday, September 17
12:00 - 2:00 PM
History typically evaluates a president based on their policies and decisions, whether they concern foreign policy, health care, the economy, or other various issues. It's easy to forget that the president, too, is a person with distinct cultural tastes. A president's extracurricular activities and pastimes—music, theater, books, TV shows, movies, radio stations—can be just as telling as the "hard stuff" during their presidency. In fact, what presidents do in their free time can even influence their presidential decisions and the image they project to the nation.
In What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, former White House aide and Hudson Senior Fellow Tevi Troy tells the story of how our presidents have been shaped by, and have shaped, popular culture.
Please join us to discuss this thought-provoking book with with the author and four distinguished guests:
Christopher Demuth (moderator), Distinguished Fellow at Hudson Institute and former aide to the Nixon and Reagan White Houses;
Jonah Goldberg (respondent), columnist and author of New York Times Best Seller, Liberal Fascism, as well as The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat In The War of Ideas;
Bill Galston (panelist), Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and former aide to the Clinton White House; and
Mona Charen (panelist), columnist and political analyst and former aide to the Reagan White House.
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