Three historians and authors reflect on this American moment

A collage of three people's professional portraits.
To mark the anniversary of Jan. 6, Big Books and Bold Ideas invited three historians and authors from different regions of the country — including Carol Anderson (left), Elizabeth Cobbs and Eric Foner — to share their perspectives on this American moment.
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This year, Big Books and Bold Ideas is introducing an occasional series that will feature books on democracy. That series begins as we mark the third anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection.

To gain context, we invited three historians and authors from different regions of the country to reflect on this American moment. Can history be a guide to where we are? Do we have the chaos and divisiveness we deserve? How do we approach what comes next with clarity and perspective?

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