13 May 2008
The intense interest in 2008’s American presidential election has a flipside: the reason all campaigns had the mantra of “change” is that no one was pleased with the country’s recent leadership. The U.S. prides itself on its democracy, and above all on its Constitution. How has the American government strayed so far from its principles? What will be the central battleground of the general election campaign, and can the next president restore faith – at home and abroad – in the American system? In a very special John Adams Institute event, Michael Oreskes, the senior managing editor of the Associated Press, brought his unique perspective to bear on these questions in a wide-ranging discussion with Twan Huys, the host of NOVA and author of the bestselling book Ik ben een New Yorker. Michael Oreskes was previously an editor at the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune and is coauthor of The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country – And Why It Can Again.
Moderator: Twan Huys
In collaboration with: The International Herald Tribune, Holland-America Friendship Foundation, American Embassy The Hague, AEGON, Gemeente Den Haag, Paagman Boekhandel