For decades, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, director, author and screenwriter brought us terse and confrontational dialogue that crackled with energy and truth, in Glengarry Glen Ross, Hoffa, Wag the Dog and The Untouchables, to name just a few of his dramas. But in recent years, David Mamet has turned his intellectual vigor and trenchant sarcasm even more directly onto the tenor and challenges of our times, from political correctness and media bias to religion and global warming.
Upon the publication of his new book, the alternately funny, angry and wistful Recessional, he joins us to issue a stark warning about the liberal Visigoths at our gates whose “cultural thuggery” is killing not only free thought and expression but democracy itself. Mamet will be in conversation with journalist Bari Weiss, author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism and The New Seven Words.
A virtual event