Saturday, April 17, 2010

Milkis on TR on C-SPAN 2

I’m a fan of the political scientist Sidney Milkis’s The President and the Parties (1993). I’m afraid I haven’t gotten to his latest, but if you happen to be in tonight, check out the episode on his Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy, on BookTV on C-SPAN 2, Saturday, April 17, at 8:30 p.m. C-SPAN explains:
Sidney Milkis, politics professor at the University of Virginia, recounts Theodore Roosevelt's campaign for the presidency in 1912 and his leadership of the Progressive Party. The author examines the political tenets of Roosevelt and his party's platform, which included social and political reform. Mr. Milkis' talk is followed by comments with William Schambra, director of the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal and Ronald Pestritto, associate political science professor at Hillsdale College. The event is hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.

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