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Sunday, September 11 - 1:30 to 4:00 PM: Anything for a Vote

Joseph Cummins - Anything for a Vote

About as timely as it gets...

Guest Speaker: Joseph Cummins, author of Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns (2007/updated 2015)

 
Joseph Cummins is the author of numerous works of popular history. He teaches English at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City. Follow him on Twitter:


According to Cummins, there were only two clean political campaigns in American history, and that's just because George Washington ran unopposed. After that, slurs, insults and dirty tricks were the norm. 

You might think today’s politicians play rough—but history reveals that dirty tricks are as American as apple pie. This revised and updated edition of Anything for a Vote covers 225-plus years of smear campaigns and bad behavior in U.S. presidential elections, from George Washington to Barack Obama. This presentation will also cover the 2016 election season.


We will have books available for purchase and Joe will sign those at the end of the meeting. If you have your own copy, you can bring it for Joe to sign.






 
This meeting is free and open to the public. A Q&A session will follow the talk. Refreshments provided.
After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at Ruby Tuesday.

Franklin Township Library
485 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
(map and directions)

Ruby Tuesday
250 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ
(map and directions)


 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 7:00 PM: Monthly Dinner
Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you're new, just tell the staff you're with the meetup group.

If you know you're coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook. Use one of the links to the right.

Omega Diner
1337 Route 1 South
North Brunswick, NJ
(map and directions)


 

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