The New Politics of Extremism

The New Politics of Extremism

Long time Washington insiders Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann join us to discuss why they believe that Washington is not working for the American people and who is responsible. Ornstein, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, writes a weekly column for Roll Call called Congress Inside Out and is an election eve analyst for CBS News. Congressional scholar Thomas Mann is a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. Both are authors of the best-seller It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism.

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Hammer Forum

This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.

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Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef. 

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.