Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Cure For Campaign Overload

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government;... whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights."
--Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, 1789

If you find the nonstop campaign rhetoric in our 24/7 news cycle bewildering, you probably aren't alone. Fortunately, your public library has the cure – a reasoned and balanced look at this year's presidential election, with the major issues sorted out from the hyperbole. Scholar and lecturer Harry T. Cook will present a three-part lecture series entitled “Election Issues 2008” beginning Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. The first lecture will look at the candidacy of Republican nominee John McCain. The second lecture will be held on Monday, October 13, and will discuss the candidacy of Democratic nominee Barack Obama. The final lecture will be presented on Monday, November 10, a week after the election, and will be a discussion of the outcome held jointly with noted political commentator Jack Lessenberry. This series is free and requires no registration. Please join us for these thought-provoking and educational programs.

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