The 2016 Election: City vs. Country
with Thomas Edsall
New York, NY
Thomas Edsall, a weekly columnist at The New York Times and Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, will lead a seminar titled "The 2016 Election: City vs. Country."
The November 8th contest produced the sharpest division between generally prosperous cities and struggling small town/rural areas. Edsall’s talk will describe how the trends leading up to the election, the sources of conflict, and the role of globalization, automation, immigration, race, and class are shaping the split. Edsall’s thesis is that the interests of growing, cosmopolitan cities and the more stagnant countryside are opposed to one another, and that this split has become an integral part of political polarization.