On Monday, January 25 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with media critic and journalist Bob Garfield, author of American Manifesto: Saving Our Democracy from Villains, Vandals and Ourselves. In his book, Garfield examines the tragic confluence of the American preoccupation with social and political identity and the catastrophic disintegration of the mass media, and presents a guidebook for reassembling our hyperpolarized American society. The Atlantic calls this book “short, specific, and droll . . . very much worth reading."
Garfield is the cohost of public radio's weekly Peabody Award-winning On the Media and has been a globally prominent media and advertising critic for three decades. He is also the founding cohost of Slate's podcast on language, Lexicon Valley. Garfield has been a columnist or contributing editor for The Washington Post Magazine, The Guardian, and the op-ed page of USA Today. He has also written for The New York Times, Playboy, The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, and Wired.
Copies of American Manifesto will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.
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