Active Citizens Book Group Reads Can It Happen Here?

Join us to discuss current affairs in the US and around the world. Future topics will include the environment, racism, economic and gender inequality, and workers' rights. This group meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month, at 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 24, 4:00pm - Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in America  by Cass Sunstein
With the election of Donald J. Trump, many people on both the left and right feared that America's 240-year-old grand experiment in democracy was coming to an end, and that Sinclair Lewis' satirical novel, It Can't Happen Here, written during the dark days of the 1930s, could finally be coming true. Is the democratic freedom that the United States symbolizes really secure? Can authoritarianism happen in America?
Acclaimed legal scholar, Harvard Professor, and New York Times bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein queried a number of the nation's leading thinkers. In this thought-provoking collection of essays, these distinguished thinkers and theorists explore the lessons of history, how democracies crumble, how propaganda works, and the role of the media, courts, elections, and "fake news" in the modern political landscape--and what the future of the United States may hold.
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Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 4:00pm
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Odyssey Bookshop
9 College st.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062696199
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dey Street Books - March 6th, 2018

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