Jeff Golden at Driftwood Public Library
In honor of Constitution week beginning Sept. 18th, The American Association of University Women, Lincoln City Branch will be presenting the discussion, “Of the People or For the People: Getting the Government We Deserve, by scholar Jeff Golden on Monday, Sept 19th.
This is a FREE discussion about political discourse and the quality of Public life. This event is part of the statewide Conversations Project: A New Chautauqua.
The focus of “Of the People or For the People” by Golden, former host of Jefferson Public Radio’s Jefferson Exchange, is “that there are no real leaders anymore.” “What we most need (some say) are people of our Founding Fathers’ caliber, or another Abe Lincoln or Franklin Roosevelt to step forward with the courage and wisdom necessary to solve our daunting problems.” An opposing point of view holds that in a state or country with free, open elections, people get the government they deserve. Does the current failure of governance and politics have more to do with a crisis of leadership or a crisis of citizenship?
It’s all at Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library in the city hall building, 6:30pm, September 18th. For more information call 541-921-5115.