The deterioration of democracy in America, loss of liberties, and how the nation's 25-year trajectory of folly brought us the presidency of Donald Trump

Lewis Lapham is an American legend as an historian, essayist and writer. He is the editor emeritus for Harpers Magazine and founder of Lapham’s Quarterly, a quarterly publication about history and literature. He was the host and author of the PBS series America’s Century and hosts the weekly PBS series Bookmark. He also produced the World in Time radio program on Bloomberg radio. His documentary film The American Ruling Class has received wide attention. Lewis has received many awards including the Thomas Paine Journalism Award and is a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame.  He has been compared to other great American essayists such as Mark Twain, IF Stone, Mencken, Gore Vidal and others. He has published fourteen books, his  latest being “Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy” – a 25 year adventure in American politics that has brought us the Trump White House.   Lewis’ website is

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