Michael Medved, Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Wealth & Poverty, will be interviewed on Socrates in the City, a conversational forum that engages with the big questions in life. Hosted by Eric Metaxas, a longtime friend of the Center for Science & Culture, Socrates in the City has interviewed many renowned thinkers of our time, including Stephen C. Meyer, John Lennox, David Berlinski, and many more.
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SITC host Eric Metaxas welcomes special guest Michael Medved for an interview on The American Miracle. The event will take place at the Arctic Club in Seattle, Washington.
Born in Philadelphia, Michael attended public schools in San Diego and Los Angeles before starting Yale at age 16 as a National Merit Scholar. He majored in American History and graduated with honors, before attending Yale Law School, where his classmates included Bill and Hillary Clinton.
After several years as a campaign speechwriter and political consultant, Michael wrote his first bestseller at age 26—What Really Happened to the Class of ’65?, a skeptical reconsideration of the “counterculture” of the 1960s that became a weekly TV series on NBC. Michael’s subsequent 12 books include The Shadow Presidents, hailed as the definitive history of White House chiefs of staff; Hollywood vs. America, a stinging indictment of the entertainment industry; and Right Turns, which tells the story of Michael’s transformation from “punk liberal activist to lovable conservative curmudgeon.”
Medved’s most recent books, The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic and God’s Hand on America: Divine Providence in the Modern Era, describe astonishing incidents in which luck, nature or some higher power seemed to intervene on behalf the United States. In the books, Michael argues that a “pattern of happy accidents” is still a pattern, and sides with the Founders in seeing America as “fortune’s favorite” and “destiny’s darling.”
Michael’s columns on politics and media appear frequently in USA Today, where he is a member of the Board of Contributors. His work as a film critic, based on short-lived experience as a Hollywood screenwriter, featured positions at CNN (1980-84), Great Britain’s Channel 4 Network (1984), and PBS (1985-96) where he served as co-host of the popular weekly show Sneak Previews. He was also Chief Film Critic of the New York Post for five years before launching his daily radio show in 1996.
Friday, April 28, 2023
5:00 PM PDT
Arctic Club Hotel
700 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104