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Lunch Forum with Amity Shlaes

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Buy tickets for March 2nd HERE.

About This Event:

Enjoy our Early Bird Ticket Special through February 23rd! After this date, ticket price will increase to $30.

Doors open at 11:30 AM, program and lunch begin at Noon.

In Great Society, the New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Man and Coolidgeoffers a stunning revision of our last great period of idealism, the 1960s, with burning relevance for our contemporary challenges.

Today, a battle rages in our country. Many Americans are attracted to socialism and economic redistribution while opponents of those ideas argue for purer capitalism. In the 1960s, Americans sought the same goals many seek now: an end to poverty, higher standards of living for the middle class, a better environment and more access to health care and education. Then, too, we debated socialism and capitalism, public sector reform versus private sector advancement. Time and again, whether under John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, or Richard Nixon, the country chose the public sector. Yet the targets of our idealism proved elusive. What’s more, Johnson’s and Nixon’s programs shackled millions of families in permanent government dependence. Ironically, Shlaes argues, the costs of entitlement commitments made a half century ago preclude the very reforms that Americans will need in coming decades.

About Amity:

Amity Shlaes is The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression and Coolidge. She was a syndicated columnist for ten years, first at the Financial Times, then Bloomberg. Before that, she served as an editorial board member of The Wall Street Journal. Over the decades she has published in periodicals including The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Spectator of London, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Review.

Amity Shlaes recently published her newest book Great Society: A New History (November 2019, Harper Collins). This book will be available for sale at the event.

Questions? Contact Kathryn Hinderaker at Kathryn.Hinderaker@americanexperiment.org or (612) 220-1060.

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