November 14, 2018

Impeachment Web Bannner

The John Brademas Center of New York University, NYU Washington, DC, and Random House hosted a powerful Salon Series and Big Ideas Night on the impact and meaning of the mid-term election results featuring Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, and Timothy Naftali, Clinical Associate Professor of History at New York University and a CNN Presidential Historian. James Hohmann, National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post and Author of The Daily 202, served as moderator for the evening.

Peter Baker, Timothy Naftali, along with Jon Meacham and Jeffrey A. Engel are the authors of IMPEACHMENT: An American History, published by the Modern Library, a division of Random House. This book will be the focus of the evening's Salon Series event.

Books were available for purchase at this event.


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Peter Baker

Peter Baker

James Hohmann

James Hohmann

Timothy Naftali

Timothy Naftali

Impeachment: An American History Book Cover

Four experts on the American presidency examine the three times impeachment has been invoked—against Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton—and explain what it means today. Impeachment is a double-edged sword. Though it was designed to check tyrants, Thomas Jefferson also called impeachment “the most formidable weapon for the purpose of a dominant faction that was ever contrived.” On the one hand, it nullifies the will of voters, the basic foundation of all representative democracies. On the other, its absence from the Constitution would leave the country vulnerable to despotic leadership. It is rarely used, and with good reason.


The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists presents an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their craft. This program provides facilitated conversations that aim to illuminate the guests’ creative processes, discuss their current works, and explain the impact of their work on the world around us. The Salon Series is made possible by NYU Washington, DC through the collaboration of NYU schools, departments and centers, as well as through special relationships with selected external organizations.

Random House’s Big Ideas Night series is a forum for thought-provoking conversations between writers and editors on the topics of politics, world affairs, technology, social justice, philanthropy, and more. These focused dialogues offer exclusive access for guests to dive deeper into issues with fellow readers, and engage directly with the innovators addressing them.