“Coming Apart”: America’s growing cultural divide
An AEI Intern Reception with Dr. Charles Murray
About This Event

The most pressing division in America is no longer the racial divide from your parents’ generation.  Nor is it the partisan gap that has consumed televisions during the U.S. presidential election cycle. Rather, the gravest threat to the American experiment involves the emergence of a new upper and lower class that are becoming increasingly alienated from each other.

From marriage rates to community life to work ethic, the behavior of the upper and lower classes diverges completely. And while mainstream America continues to revert to the norms of the lower class, the upper class lives in ever more secluded enclaves, oblivious to the growing gap in behavior.  This puts the success of the American project at risk.

Join Charles Murray in a lively discussion about the future of American values and the ways to mend today’s class separation.

If you cannot attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.


5:15 PM

5:40 PM
Lori Sanders, AEI

5:45 PM
Charles Murray, AEI

6:45 PM
Karin Agness, AEI

7:00 PM

Event Contact Information

For more information, please contact Lori Sanders at lori.sand[email protected], 202.862.7172.

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  • Karin Agness was the director of academic programs at AEI. Prior to joining AEI, she practiced law at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C. In 2011, she was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Law and Policy.


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