What we're about
Our focus will be US Political History and the tension between the vision laid out by the Founders and those who would overturn that vision for personal or class gain. We will pursue that goal by reading important books and discussing what we have read. If you are serious about understanding complex issues, associating with others who share your passion for learning and are willing to put in the time to prepare for serious discussions, this is the group for you.
We will meet monthly to discuss important books and systems of thought relating to political science and government. The group is open to all and not affiliated with any political perspective. Our focus will not be to do debate the current political situation but to develop an understanding of how we got here. Particular attention will be given to authors who chart the historic development of current political dynamics. An occasional guest speaker will be invited. Our objective will be a deeper understanding of the roots of the current political dynamics.
The group leader is Earl R Smith II, PhD. His doctorate is in political and social theory from Strathclyde University in Glasgow Scotland. Dr. Smith is the author of a dozen books and over 400 articles - a recognized thought leader, he is an expert on Madisonian Republicanism.
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