AN OCCASIONAL COMPILATION OF FREE INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL EVENTS easily available to us in Cleveland Park.
How fortunate we are that so many outstanding cultural events are not only free, but are also relatively easily accessible by bus and metro. In continuing to list these events I depend primarily on four venues: Politics and Prose Bookstore, the Library of Congress, the National Archives and films at the National Gallery of Art.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Current and Cultural Events for the rest of January
Setting aside my Ranting, here are some fascinating events we have an opportunity to attend this week. The list ends with my plans for two future REAL RANTS!
At the old standby, Politics and Prose on Connecticut Avenue:
Monday, January 27 – 7 PM
Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes – Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the Worlds Most Powerful Office
Tuesday, January 28 days 7 PM
Marsha Chatelein – Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America
Wednesday, January 29 – 7 PM
Diane Ravitch – Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Flight to Save America's Public Schools
Thursday, January 30 – 7 PM
Kim Ghattas – Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the 40 Year Rivalry that Unraveled Culture, Religion and Collective Memory in the Middle East
Friday, January 31 – 7 PM
Yuval Levin – A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus: How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream
How fascinating that in most cases the tone of the book is established in the subtitle.
If these cultural events do not totally absorb you, here is one more that may have appeal the following may have appeal:
A More or Less Perfect Union (2020) explores the most contentious issues in American history and today through the lens of the U.S. Constitution. The groundbreaking three-part public television series tells the story of how the framers put freedom in writing; how amendment after amendment finally spread freedom to all of “we the people,” and how we still struggle today to preserve the freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution. Hosted by U.S. Court of Appeals JudgeDouglas H. Ginsburg—a national authority on the Constitution, with 30 years of experience on the Federal appeals court in Washington, DC. Throughout the series, experts of all stripes—conservative, progressive, and libertarian—debate key issues of liberty: freedom of religion and press, slavery, civil rights, the Second Amendment, separation of powers, and more. Following the screening of episode one of the series, Judge Ginsburg will be joined by Professor Hadley Arkes, , Edward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions emeritus at Amherst College, to discuss the series and take audience questions.
And for anyone missing my “Ranting” please know that I'll have two more in the near future expressing my concern about:
The Democratic candidates candidates for the next election and
One way out of our America's governmental moral abyss