All of you folks who live here in "the Southland" (or anywhere else for that matter) are cordially invited to come meet our good friend and wonderful writer Dave Neiwert next Tuesday, September 1st at Brave New Studios to hear him speak about his new book, The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right.
There times when a writer publishes a book at exactly the right moment and this is one of them. With violent mainstream rhetoric hitting peaks we haven't seen in nearly 40 years, the village is struggling to comprehend where it's all coming from and what it means. They haven't been paying attention. And because of that there are many people out in the country who are shocked by it too.
Neiwert's book explains the method by which this malignant discourse begins on the fringes and finds its way into the mainstream. It's a primer that everyone, particularly journalists and politicians, should read in order to fully understand why the tea parties are anything but benign exercises in free speech.
So, if you can, come meet Dave at Brave New Studios to hear him talk with John Amato about this timely and important subject. It promises to be a very enlightening (and fun!) evening.
Here are the event details:
Date: Tuesday, September 1st
Time: There will be a reception at 6 pm. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
Note: Please be aware that they are filming this event so the studio door will be shut at 6:30 pm sharp.
Location: 10536 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
Please enter through the gate behind the building.
RSVP: Please RSVP by emailing ewagner-at -bravenewfoundation.org
Seating is very limited, so we will be taking a small number of RSVPs.
Parking: There is free parking on the streets on either side of our building.
Please do not park in the parking spots behind the building as they are reserved.
I hope to see you there.