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Kenneth C. Davis: The Author and Historian Discusses Impeachment History & the Importance of Civics

Nina Subin

This show may be pre-empted by special coverage of the impeachment hearings  

Kenneth C. Davis, author of the best-selling Don’t Know Much About History books, discusses the history of impeachment, as well as the important role  of social studies in protecting the republic and how democracy is under assault, around the world and in the United States. Freedom House, a watchdog group, stated in a 2019 report on global democracy: “The truth is that democracy needs defending, and as traditional champions like the United States stumble, core democratic norms mean to ensure peace, prosperity, and freedom for all people are under serious threat around the world.”

Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.