- Eye Opening
Harvard history professor and New Yorker correspondent Jill Lepore provides a compelling overview of the ongoing 2020 United States census. She includes fascinating details about the census and its history, and compares its purpose and methods to those of other censuses throughout history, from those the Chinese emperors conducted to the countries that now follow the US model of conducting a census every 10 years. Lepore also cautions against Facebook and Google, which, she writes, gather more information about you than any government entity ever could.
About the Author
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. She hosts the podcast The Last Archive and is the author of This America: The Case for the Nation.