I recently read the book "Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse," by Timothy P. Carney. I found this book extremely insightful and helpful in understanding how we arrived at our current political reality, including how Trump one the Republican Primary and went on to win the General Election.
I will give a short presentation on the book and then facilitate a discussion about some of the key findings and arguments contained in it. It will make for an interesting cross-partisan discussion that I hope you can make. If you have a chance to purchase and read the book, that would be great but by no means a requirement for the salon.
The Burke-Paine Society exists to cultivate cross-partisan discussion, changing the political climate in the process.