Inaugurations past & present

Thurs., January 21 * 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT on Clubhouse

This week in History Club, we’ll be talking about inaugurations past & present.

A few questions on my mind:

  • Why do we have this symbolic ritual?

  • What role does it play in American civil religion?

  • Does a Presidential inauguration really mark a beginning / end - or is it more about continuity than change?

Join us on Clubhouse Thursday night at 10 ET. We’ll be doing a radio-style format: opening monologue, followed by Q&A.

P.S. - I’m delivering a keynote via Zoom on inauguration night here in D.C. I’ll share my remarks tomorrow in History Club, then post them on Substack.

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