American Democracy Revisited

Jeremi Suri

In just a few weeks, University of Texas (and One Day U) professor Jeremi Suri’s new book will be published, titled Civil War By Other Means: America’s Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy. In the book’s final chapter, he discusses various aspects of our voting and election laws and rules which ought to be revisited. That is the focus of this first-time-ever special presentation and discussion. The presentation will include elections, representation, and presidential succession, as well as a unique discussion titled American Hearts & Minds..

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University’s Department of History and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The author and editor of eleven books on politics and foreign policy, his most recent is entitled: Civil War by Other Means: America’s Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy. His other books include: The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest OfficeLiberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama; Henry Kissinger and the American Century; and Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Détente. A popular public lecturer and frequent news commentator, his writings appear in The New York Times, the Washington PostWall Street Journal,, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Time, and other media. Professor Suri’s writing and teaching have received numerous prizes, including the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas and the Pro Bene Meritis Award for Contributions to the Liberal Arts. Professor Suri hosts the weekly podcast, “This is Democracy.”

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