More panels on politics at the LA Times Festival of Books

More panels on politics at the LA Times Festival of Books
The south side of the White House in Washington, DC. (AFP/Getty Images)

When something is on people’s minds, publishers notice. In the past year, there has been a surge of books about politics. That means there will be a plethora of conversations about politics at the Festival of Books. Here are a few favorites.

“The Making of Donald Trump” by David Cay Johnston,
“The Making of Donald Trump” by David Cay Johnston, “Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country” by Steve Almond and “The View From Flyover Country” by Sarah Kendzior (Melville House / Red Hen Press / Flatiron Books)

Listen to experts in history and the law discuss today’s challenges in the panel “Our Endangered Constitution” (Sat. April 21, 3:30 p.m.). Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the Berkeley Law School, who co-authored two books in 2017, “Closing the Courthouse Doors: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable” and “Free Speech on Campus,” will be one of four panelists. He’s joined by legal scholar Adam Winkler, whose new book is “We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights”; activist and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment”; and Richard Rothstein, one of the finalists for the L.A. Times Book Prize in history…

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