Unchallenged for so long, the primacy and legitimacy of the American system of checks and balances came to be accepted as political bedrock, certain to survive even the most severe earthquakes. But the daily headlines show the guardrails of American democracy are absorbing a battering and, many analysts now warn, the entire American experiment is in danger of collapse – a majority of Republicans, a new poll shows, favor postponing the 2020 election if President Trump says it’s the only way to ensure only eligible voters are allowed to cast ballots.
“History does not repeat, but it does instruct,” reads the first line of this season’s hottest historical book, “On Tyranny.” “The European history of the twentieth century shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary men can find themselves standing over death pits with guns in their hands.”
The book’s author, the noted Yale Historian Timothy Snyder, will discuss the state of the country’s political health with The Washington Post’s celebrated columnist, Jennifer Rubin, one of the intellectual pillars of neo-conservative movement, at the next “Conversation On the Green,” the interactive Town Hall series, moderated by Jane Whitney – former NBC News correspondent & talk show host. Audience members will be encouraged to participate in the interactive town-hall style format.
Immediately following the “Angels” reception, enjoy a prix fixe dinner at the Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa. Open exclusively to event attendees, enjoy a 3-course dinner artfully prepared by executive chef Isaac Olivo.
All proceeds benefit:
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc. – Helping members of the Litchfield County Community and beyond find access to compassionate and high-quality mental health and related care.
New Milford Hospital – helping to secure the latest technology, attract the best medical staff and provide the compassionate, patient-centered care for which they are nationally recognized.
Susan B. Anthony Project – promoting safety, healing, and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and advocates for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence.
Sunday, September 17, 3 – 4:30 pm
Tickets: $45; $250 per person – “Angels on the Green” tickets, include preferred seating and a chance to meet the speakers at a cocktail reception following the conversation at The Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa.
Seating is limited; RSVP
Prix fixe dinner:
$88.50 per person, includes select wine, tax and gratuity
St. John’s Parish Hall
9 Parsonage Lane