Ours Was the Shining Future
November 30 @ 7:30 pm
Book Event with Author David Leonhardt
Thursday, November 30, 2023 — 7:30 PM
This event is free and open to the public
Two decades into the twenty-first century, the stagnation of living standards has become the defining trend of American life. How did this happen in the world’s most powerful country? And what happened to the “American dream”—which was once such an inextricable part of our national identity? Drawing on decades of writing about the economy for The New York Times, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer David Leonhardt examines the past century of American history, from the Great Depression to today’s Great Stagnation, in search of an answer.
Pulitzer Prize winner 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.”