Sean Wilentz is a Professor of American History at Princeton and specialized in modern American politics and society. He studied History at Colombia University and Oxford, and obtained his PhD from Yale. Wilentz wrote a variety of prizewinning books on politics and democracy, such as the monumental The Rise of American Democracy (2005) and The Age of Reagan (2008). His most recent work, No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Foundings, appeared in 2018. As a historian and intellectual Wilentz regularly contributes to public and political debate. In 2020 he caused a stir by criticizing the New York Times 1619 Project, and in a recent meeting with President Biden he expressed his concerns about the rise of fascism and decline of democracy in the us.
The War and the Future
An Education in Counterculture