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.