The FCDC National Affairs Committee (NAC) invites you to join us and our cosponsor, The Woman’s National Democratic Club, for a Speaker Reception and Book Signing featuring:
Andrew J. Bacevich, Professor Emeritus, Boston University
Presentation: Why Trump Is Not The Problem
“In 1955, James Baldwin wrote this: ‘In America, life seems to move faster than anywhere else on the globe and each generation is promised more than it will get: which creates in each generation, a furious bewildered rage, the rage of people who cannot find solid ground beneath their feet.’
My aim this evening in the second year of the so-called Age of Trump is to persuade you that the diagnosis that Baldwin offered back in 1955 remains apt today – the essential problem we confront in our present crisis is the difficulty we Americans have in finding something solid to stand on, with many of our fellow citizens expressing their furious bewildered rage by electing Donald Trump president.
In short, Trump is not the problem. He is merely symptom or consequence of several problems that existed long before he appeared on the political scene and that developments in recent decades have served to exacerbate.”
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 7:00pm reception, 7:30
Location: Woman’s National Democratic Club (WNDC)
1526 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington DC, 20036 (map)
1 block from Dupont Circle
Price: $20 WNDC Member, $25 Non-members, $15 Young Dems/Students. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.
Book: America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History will be available for purchase and signing.
Parking: Located at the Center Parking Garage on New Hampshire Ave., immediately across the street from the WNDC. $10 Parking Deal: Bring your ticket, pay at WNDC front desk, pay nothing at garage. Additional parking at the Dupont Hotel (entrance on Q St.) is available.