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Andy Schmookler to give talk on role of Liberal America


schmooklerWhen “the best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are filled with a passionate intensity”*

The Role of Liberal America in Our National Crisis
A talk by (and discussion with) Dr. Andrew Bard Schmookler
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 8:00 PM
0105 Showker Hall, JMU
Sponsored by the College Democrats of James Madison University

A destructive and dishonest force has arisen on the political right, unlike anything ever seen at the center of American politics. The response from liberal America has been woefully inadequate. This combination of right-wing destructiveness and liberal weakness has caused tremendous damage to our democratic foundations. It’s a dynamic that must be changed.

That’s the message of Andrew Bard Schmookler, a prize-winning  author whose books include The Parable of the Tribes: The Problem of Power in Social Evolution. Andy was recently the Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 6th district. (See A Real Democrat Gives One of the Best, Most Kick-A** Political Speeches I’ve Ever Seen!)

Andy will present – and discuss – his understanding of the nature and roots of our national crisis. And he will propose a strategy to change our political dynamic and strike a meaningful blow in a battle that must be won — for the future of America and, indeed, the planet.

*from William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming”



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