Topics Discuss in Lex Fridman Podcast #354 – Lex Fridman & Jeremi Suri: Revolutions and governments, American Civil War, Lincoln and election of 1860, Slavery, Freedom of speech, Death toll of the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant, Ku Klux Klan, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, If the south won, Hypocrisy of the Founders, John Wilkes Booth, White supremacy, Disputed elections, Politics, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, January 6th, Hope for the future and much more.
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Jeremi Suri is an American historian, and the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, at University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from Stanford University, Ohio University, and Yale University. Suri has received many prizes for his teaching and research. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. In 2012, Suri was Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. That year, he spoke at the independently organized TedxSMU event. Jeremi is a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media, including Foreign Policy. His books include: Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente, Henry Kissinger and the American Century, Liberty's Surest Guardian: Rebuilding Nations After War from the Founders to Obama, & The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office. You can find the books mentioned in Jeremi Suri's conversation with Lex Fridman below.