Friday, April 01, 2005

The Nation in New Jersey next week

Next week in New Jersey, The Nation will be having several events. This is the first in what's planned to be a series of campus activities this year. Princeton is the first stop.

Thursday, April 7, 2005
Meet Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and Nation National Affairs Correspondent William Greider in an author signing.
2:00 to 3:00pm at The U-Store, Princeton University campus
Ask questions of a Nation magazine panel on the media, politics, the war and the Bush Administration.
8:00 to 9:30pm at McCosh Hall, #50; Princeton University campus
FREE. Seating Limited. please arrive early.
Doors open at 7:30.
Katrina vanden Heuvel (Nation Editor)
William Greider (Award-winning author, Nation Nat'l Affairs Correspondent)
Juliet Eilperin (McGraw Professor in Writing, Princeton Univ., Washington Post reporter)
Sean Wilentz (Dayton-Stockon Professor of History, Princeton University)
Plus a panel of student questioners. (Audience questions to follow.)
Sponsored by The Nation; co-sponsored by The Daily Princetonian, The Progressive Review, The Idealistic Nation, Whig-Clio, the Organization of Women Leaders and The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

I know community members are familiar with Katrina vanden Heuvel and I'd guess if you're in the area that may be all you need to know to get you motivated to go. But I want to take a moment to note William Greider as well. If I were to make a list of list of people who have influenced my political thought, William Greider would have to appear on that list. His books are many -- and all worth reading. (I believe the latest was The Soul of Capitalism -- that was the last one I read at any rate, so if there's a book since, please e-mail the site so I can pick it up.) He's an amazing writer and one of the high points of the eighties Rolling Stone magazine.

We have a number of members who were, and are, Rolling Stone readers and if you remember strong writing exposing trickle down economics (among other topics), you were reading Greider.

Everyone involved is worth listening to but the combination of Katrina vanden Heuvel and William Greider should make this a don't miss opportunity if you're in the area.

It's highly likely that I won't remember to mention this event again (especially if problems with Blogger come up again), so if you're in that area, write it down or bookmark this post to remind yourself. (Or e-mail me next week, by Tuesday, so I can post a reminder.)

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