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Past Event

Radio Program: David Kennedy and Joe Scarborough on Defending American Freedom

This radio program from The Commonwealth Club draws on two separate events: "David Kennedy: The Future of Democracy in America" and "Saving Freedom with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough."

Professor Kennedy is the inaugural speaker in the Club’s new series, The Future of Democracy. This series will explore challenges and threats to democracy in the United States, drawing on historical evidence and relating it to the current political and social landscape. He and Roy Eisenhardt engage in a discussion of America’s past and current leaders and what they may portend for the direction of the country.

Joe Scarborough documents the hard work of the U.S. government in containing the spread of communism around the world. The historical account focuses a particular spotlight on President Truman and his ability to rally Republicans and Democrats behind one of America’s most dramatic foreign policy shifts.


The David Kennedy portion of this radio program is part of The Commonwealth Club’s Future of Democracy Series, supported by Betsy and Roy Eisenhardt.

Future of Democracy Series
December 1, 2020

United States

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David Kennedy
Ph.D., Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University; Author, Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
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Roy Eisenhardt
Lecturer, University of California Berkeley School of Law—Moderator
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Joe Scarborough
Co-Host, "Morning Joe," MSNBC; Columnist, The Washington Post; Author, Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization; Twitter @JoeNBC
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In Conversation with Kori Schake
Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Twitter @KoriSchake

This radio program features portions of two programs recorded separately.