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Virtual Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation

Gal Beckerman and Talia Lavin—Where Do Radicals Come From?


Thursday, February 24, 2022
7 – 8 pm
Zoom, Virtual Program

Join Gal Beckerman and Talia Lavin in a conversation about how culture movements get started, how technology is changing the fabric of how groups form, and how people young and old can be pulled into a dark world filled with misogyny, racism, white supremacy, and antisemitism with just a few clicks of a button. Moderated by Stephanie Butnick, host of Tablet's Unorthodox podcast.

To purchase a copy of Gal Beckerman's The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas and Talia Lavin's Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy please click here!

About the Speakers:

Gal Beckerman is a senior editor for Books at The Atlantic, and the author of the widely acclaimed When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Sami Rohr Prize and was named a best book of the year by The New Yorker and The Washington Post. He has a Ph.D. in media studies from Columbia University and writes for many publications, including The New Republic and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two daughters.

Talia Lavin is a writer who has had bylines in The New YorkerThe New RepublicThe New York Times Review of BooksThe Washington PostThe Village Voice, and more.

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast. She is the author, along with her co-hosts, of The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar's and Everything in Between. She has written for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Co-presented by Jewish Book Council, the Jewish Museum, and Tablet Magazine.

Free with RSVP

Cover art for Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy by Talia Lavin and The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas by Gal Beckerman