Friday, June 20, 2014

Presenting American Nations, Concord, Mass., June 25

The Village University at Concord, Massachusetts -- an offering of the Center for American Studies there -- has invited me to be involved in a pair of presentations of the ideas in my most recent book, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. They're free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, June 25, I'll be at the Concord Free Public Library, presenting the true regional map of North America and discussing its profound effect on our history, national identity, and current politics. This event starts at 5:30 and a book signing will follow. (Note that you won't find it on the library's schedule, as they are not the sponsor and apparently that matters for some reason.) The library is at 129 Main Street. Again, it's free.

At 7:30 pm, I'll be joining a discussion forum on the question "Our Daily News: New/Old? The Same Old Story?"at the Masonic Lodge, 58 Monument Square in Concord. It's walking distance from the Library, and there's a handy walking map on page 20 of this guide to the University program.

Indeed, for that full program of the Village University, click here. Be forewarned that, in the Transcendentalist tradition, the organizers do not seek to make navigating the curriculum and logistics clear and obvious to the public, but I have faith in you all to persevere, showing yourselves to be worthy Yankees willing to tackle event codes and grids and opaque descriptions. It'll be fun, I assure you, so come say hello!

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