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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 — May 4, 2016, 12:33 pm
Journalists are doing the Clintons’ dirty work for them and their machine.
Freddie Gray’s relatives arrived for the trial in the afternoon, after the prep-school kids had left. By their dress, they seemed to have just gotten off work in the medical and clerical fields. The family did not appear at ease in the courtroom. They winced and dropped their heads as William Porter and his fellow officer Zachary Novak testified to opening the doors of their police van last April and finding Freddie paralyzed, unresponsive, with mucus pooling at his mouth and nose. Four women and one man mournfully listened as the officers described needing to get gloves before they could touch him.
The first of six Baltimore police officers to be brought before the court for their treatment of Freddie Gray, a black twenty-five-year-old whose death in their custody was the immediate cause of the city’s uprising last spring, William Porter is young, black, and on trial. Here in this courtroom, in this city, in this nation, race and the future seem so intertwined as to be the same thing.
Percentage of British citizens who say that Northern Ireland should remain part of the United Kingdom:
In the United Kingdom, a penis-shaped Kentish strawberry was not made by snails.
The Playboy mansion in California was bought by the heir to the Twinkie fortune, and a New Mexico man set fire to his apartment to protest his neighbors’ loud lovemaking.
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“Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'”