The Crisis of the American City: Hertog Conversations with Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam

Hertog Foundation | 2020

With terrifying speed, two crises have hit America’s cities. The first – the COVID-19 pandemic – led to coast-to-coast lockdowns, inflicting massive damage on municipal economies and budgets. Even as the pandemic eased, the second crisis arrived. Protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody sparked riots and civil unrest across urban America. In this conversation, Reihan Salam, the new president of the Manhattan Institute, addresses these two crises and what it will take to overcome the challenges facing America and its great cities.

This conversation was recorded via Zoom on July 22, 2020, and was moderated by Matthew Continetti (American Enterprise Institute).

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