The Washington Book: How to Read Politics and Politicians

Event information
Wed Aug 14, 2024
6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Paepcke Auditorium
1000 N. Third St.
Aspen, CO
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Featuring Carlos Lozada, opinion columnist at the New York Times, co-host of the “Matter of Opinion” podcast, and author of “The Washington Book: How to Read Politics and Politicians.” Carlos will explore how people in power portray and reveal themselves in their writings and speeches, and how the stream of official documents, reports, and investigations helps explain our national political landscape.
Paepcke Auditorium, doors at 5:30 pm

While attendance at the events is free and open to everyone, registration is required, and capacity is established on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here.

Parking is very limited. Please carpool, walk, bike, or ride RFTA. 

You can purchase his book “The Washington Book: How to Read Politics and Politicians” here. Books will also be available for purchase at the event. Book signing to follow.

“Scholarship at its finest, bolstered by inspired writing and thorough research… Lozada deserves a second Pulitzer — for public service.” – The Washington Independent Review of Books

“Carlos Lozada is a triple threat: imaginative thinker, uncompromising critic, impeccable writer line for line. Also? Does his homework and plays fair.” – Jennifer Senior, Atlantic staff writer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing

“Lozada’s strengths as a critic are obvious. He is charming, funny, and light on his feet, and his descriptions are exceptionally clear and pithy. . . . This aphoristic style cuts to the quick of complex ideas.” – Katy Waldman, The New Yorker

Carlos Lozada is an opinion columnist at the New York Times and co-host of the Matter of Opinion podcast. He is the author of “The Washington Book: How to Read Politics and Politicians” (2024) and “What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era” (2020). Previously, he was a senior editor and book critic at the Washington Post and the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine. He has been a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University and an adjunct professor of political journalism at the University of Notre Dame. Lozada is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism and the National Book Critics Circle citation for excellence in reviewing. A native of Lima, Peru, he became a U.S. citizen in 2014.

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