What the 2016 Election Is Teaching Us About a Changing America

Deep inequality and stagnant wages. An emerging electorate of color. White anxiety. Anti-establishment anger. Millennial distaste for the duopoly of party politics. What do you get when you combine these? The combustible 2016 presidential election. What does this election say about who we are? And what will it reveal about the future of American identity?

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: Politics

Louis Brandeis was the greatest critic of big business and big government since Thomas Jefferson. Join Jeffrey Rosen in... See more
Congress is engaged in vigorous debates about health reform, the federal budget, and other sweeping policy changes that... See more
“When we [Americans] talk about the rule of law, we assume that we’re talking about a law that promotes freedom, that... See more
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The bitter primaries, with their surprises and scandals behind us, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump. So, what’s next... See more
Almost no one predicted it. He began the Republican primary as the most disliked candidate in the field and heads to... See more