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Hannah Arendt Center presents

A Lecture by Seth Lipsky - Our Constitutional Moment: Why America's Foundational Document Is So Hot

Monday, October 28, 2013

Our politics have been so divided in recent years that our national debate is increasingly turning to the Constitution and its fundamental principles.

Seth Lipsky, the author of "The Citizen's Constitution: An Annotated Guide," has been described in the Boston Globe as "a legendary figure in contemporary journalism," and on TheAtlantic.com as possessing "the most interesting mind in journalism." He has also been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Writing.
Lipsky will be a Visiting Professor at Bard in the Spring 2014 Semester and teach a course: "How to Form an Opinion." He writes: "This course focuses not on what to think but on how to form an opinion and write an essay, column or blog posting that will get past an editor and into print. Emphasis is laid on the role of reporting and on the competitive nature of journalism."
The founding editor of The New York Sun, Mr. Lipsky is a veteran of The Wall Street Journal, where he was formerly foreign editor and a member of the editorial board. Mr. Lipsky was a private soldier in the United States Army and combat correspondent in Vietnam for Pacific Stars and Stripes.

For more information, call 845-758-7878, e-mail bhollenb@bard.edu,
or visit http://www.bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter/.

Location: Olin, Room 102