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Southminster United Church15 Aylmer Ave.
7:00pm

Trumpocracy: The Corruption
of the American Republic
with David Frum

Hosted by Maclean's Magazine's Paul Wells
"Until the US presidential election of 2016, the global decline of democracy seemed a concern for other peoples in other lands. . . . That complacent optimism has been upended by the political rise of Donald Trump. The crisis is upon Americans, here and now.
— David Frum
David Frum
Bestselling author, former White House speechwriter, and Atlantic columnist and media commentator David Frum explains how President Trump has undermined America's most important institutions in ways even the most critical media has missed, in this thoughtful and hard-hitting book that is a warning for democracy and America’s future.
 
Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy, perhaps irrevocably. As he and his family enrich themselves, the presidency itself falls into the hands of the generals and financiers who surround him.
 
In Trumpocracy, he documents how Trump and his administration are steadily damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy. During his own White House tenure as George W. Bush’s speechwriter, Frum witnessed the ways the presidency is limited not by law but by tradition, propriety, and public outcry, all now weakened. Whether the Trump presidency lasts two, four, or eight more years, he has changed the nature of the office for the worse, and likely for decades.
 
Join us for a conversation on how Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for our world, and what Americans can do to prevent it.

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