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An African-American candidate is running against the oldest candidate ever (and his running mate is a woman). It seems that–finally–anyone can be president. But can they? Harper’s Magazine Publisher and noted political commentator John R. MacArthur will discuss his new book You Can’t Be President: The Outrageous Barriers to Democracy in America with esteemed historian Eric Foner (read an excerpt from the book). A live screening of the second presidential debate will follow.
October 7, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
The Melville House Bookstore (DUMBO)
145 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn (Corner of Plymouth and Pearl) (MAP)
Subway: F to York; A/C to High St.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information call (718) 722-9204
More from John R. MacArthur:
Publisher's Note — March 13, 2014, 12:37 pm
A straightforward strategy for reversing the rightward trend of both parties
Publisher's Note — February 13, 2014, 11:49 am
“Pharaonic exclusion is their motto; contempt for human scale and ordinary people their raison d’être.”
Publisher's Note — January 16, 2014, 2:20 pm
Rethinking the best way to introduce Shakespeare to the young
Chances that a deep breath inhaled today will contain a molecule from Julius Caesar’s dying breath:
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences, by John Allen Paulos, Hill and Wang (N.Y.C.)
The earth once had three moons; the two lost moons may have crashed into the surviving moon, or been sucked into the sun, or flung out of the solar system to drift through deep space.
In Florida, an 87-year-old World War II veteran flying touch-and-go drills in a Cessna collided with an airborne skydiver. “There was a ‘woof’ sound,” said a witness, “like falling on your face into your pillow.”
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”