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You are cordially invited to a presentation
First Tuesdays Series: Loser Take All: Election Fraud and The Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008. Tuesday, May 6th – 7:00 PM. With Editor Mark Crispin Miller and contributors Jonathan Simon and Larisa Alexandrovna. Introduction by Scott Horton.
This monthly series hosted by author and activist Mark Crispin Miller features authors whose books tackle political and public issues from a stance outside the mainstream. This month features Mark’s own new book, Loser Take All, an anthology of writings by well-respected election activists covering the vast election fraud that has been perpetrated by the GOP-with the Democratic Party’s acquiescence-since 2000. Two of the collections’ contributors, Jonathan Simon and Larisa Alexandrovna, will join the reading and discussion. Introducing the evening is eminent law professor Scott Horton, who has recently been in the news for his dogged coverage of the deep corruption of the Department of Justice under Bush/Cheney. Join us for a stimulating discussion of one of the most crucial issues in American democracy.
McNally Robinson Bookstore
52 Prince St. (just east of Lafayette), New York, New York
Tuesday, May 6th
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
I recently spent a semester teaching writing at an elite liberal-arts college. At strategic points around the campus, in shades of yellow and green, banners displayed the following pair of texts. The first was attributed to the college’s founder, which dates it to the 1920s. The second was extracted from the latest version of the institution’s mission statement:
The paramount obligation of a college is to develop in its students the ability to think clearly and independently, and the ability to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully.
Let us take a moment to compare these texts. The first thing to observe about the older one is that it is a sentence. It expresses an idea by placing concepts in relation to one another within the kind of structure that we call a syntax. It is, moreover, highly wrought: a parallel structure underscored by repetition, five adverbs balanced two against three.
Percentage of Britons who cannot name the city that provides the setting for the musical Chicago:
An Australian entrepreneur was selling oysters raised in tanks laced with Viagra.
A naked man believed to be under the influence of LSD rammed his pickup truck into two police cars.
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