Jill Lepore Tells America's Story in 'These Truths'

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John Trumbull's painting, "The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776."

In her new book, "These Truths," New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore pens a comprehensive history of the United States, exploring the origin and realization of so-called American ideals. Lepore joins Forum to discuss how America's history, full of demagogues and technological disruptions, can help shape and inform our understanding of the present.


Jill Lepore, professor of American History, Harvard University; staff writer, The New Yorker; author, "These Truths: A History of the United States"