WWS Calendar

How the Right Lost Its Mind

Dec 4, 2017 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Location: 
Robertson Hall
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Charlie Sykes, Contributor to MSNBC; former host, WNYC’s Indivisible; author, “How the Right Lost Its Mind”

Best-selling author and radio host Charlie Sykes is among the leading conservative voices standing in opposition to President Donald Trump and the alt-right. Published in October 2017, his new book, “How the Right Lost Its Mind,” presents an impassioned, regretful and deeply thoughtful account of how he believes the American conservative movement lost its values.

Sykes will discuss his book and the state of conservatism in the age of Trump, a topic he regularly addresses as a contributor and analyst for MSNBC. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion. 

One of the most influential conservatives in Wisconsin, Sykes also was host of WNYC’s “Indivisible.” He is the author of eight additional books, including “A Nation of Victims,” “Dumbing Down Our Kids,” “Profscam,” “The Hollow Men,” “The End of Privacy,” “50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School,” “A Nation of Moochers,” and “Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education.” He also was co-editor of the National Review College Guide.

Sykes has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Salon, USA Today, National Review, The Weekly Standard and other national publications. He has appeared on the Today Show, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS, the BBC, and has been profiled on NPR. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the website Right Wisconsin.

Sykes is visiting the School as part of its Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Leadership through Mentorship Program.