H.W. Brands: Comedian-in-Chief: What Presidents' Humor Says About Them, and About Us

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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L.V. Eberhard Center, Room 215, 301 Fulton St. W., Grand Rapids, MI


Humor, a widely misunderstood and underappreciated component of American civic life, often feels in short supply amid the hyperpolarization, loneliness, and resentment presently afflicting our polity. Join us to find out what Brands, the Jack S. Blanton Senior Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin, has discovered about the joke-telling chops of American presidents, the funny bone of the American people, and the serious role of humor in American democracy. The Hauenstein Center is proud to host Professor Brands in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum.

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