Next Meetup

Watch and discuss "The Front Runner" - A movie about Gary Hart's '88 campaign
So when did our politics get so dirty? When did the mainstream media organizations stop reporting on issues of substance and instead focus on politician's private lives? This was surely a gradual phenomenon that has been going on for decades, but there are certain specific events that we can point to as turning points for the debasement of our politics. One such event led to the derailment of Gary Hart's 1988 presidential campaign. Then Senator Hart was expected to win the Democratic nomination that year, but public obsession over his personal life forced him to abandon his ambitions. The new movie "The Front Runner", staring Hugh Jackman, focuses on Hart's ill-fated campaign. You can get your tickets here: Our own Lee Chazen worked on Hart's campaign and after the movie, he would like to share his insights. We will probably be going to the Yard House at the Fountains shopping center in Roseville:

Blue Oaks Century Theatre

6692 Lone Tree Blvd. · Rocklin, CA


What we're about

This is a group for those in the Sacramento area who like to discuss politics and philosophy. We have all had different experiences in life, but we always find that political issues are very relevant to our lives and we want to discuss these issues with others. These days, political discussions are sometimes constructive, but unfortunately they often become hostile when people with differing views are in the same room. It is important for us all to hear views other than our own from time to time, and there has to be a way to have honest, thoughtful discussions on issues important to our lives while keeping the discussion calm and polite. In this discussion group, we try to avoid being overly biased when presenting opinions and we will also work to avoid use of fallacies in making points. We expect that there will be differences of opinion, but as long as we keep a philosophical mindset these discussions should not descend into hostility. Many of us also like to discuss philosophical topics and we will have time for this as well and we will probably find that most philosophical concepts have real-world applications, including political. So this discussion group will hover between these two subjects, and we might even at times focus on other subjects as well.

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