A Conversation with Lawrence Wright about Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David



THE CENTER ON NATIONAL SECURITY AT FORDHAM LAW PRESENTS:

 

A CONVERSATION WITH LAWRENCE WRIGHT ABOUT THIRTEEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER: CARTER, BEGIN, AND SADAT AT CAMP DAVID

Featuring Lawrence Wright and Adam Shatz

 

Wright combines politics, scripture, and the personal histories of the participants into a compelling narrative of a fragile peace process. Begin was an Orthodox Jew whose parents had perished in the Holocaust; Sadat was a pious Muslim inspired since boyhood by stories of martyrdom; Carter, who knew the Bible by heart, was driven by his faith to pursue the treaty, even as his advisers warned him of the political cost. Wright reveals an extraordinary moment of lifelong enemies working together, as well as the profound difficulties inherent in the process. Thirteen Days in September is a timely revisit of this diplomatic triumph and an inside look at how peace is formed.

 

Watch the full video of the discussion below: