Thomas B. Reston:
Soul of a Democrat: The Seven Core Ideals That Made Our Party – And Our Country – Great
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (Lunch)
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A
TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Longtime Democratic activist Thomas B. Reston claims that the Democratic Party has lost its soul. In his new book, Reston argues that the Party has abandoned the unifying idealistic messages that once enabled it to dominate American politics. Instead of crafting a political argument that appeals to the nation as a whole, he says, Democrats target specific blocs of voters – and change their talking points accordingly. This divisive approach will not end well for Democrats, or the country as a whole. If they want to remain competitive on the national stage, according to Reston, Democrats need a coherent, blunt set of American ideals.
In Soul of a Democrat, Reston takes us on a journey through the history of the Party with thumbnail portraits of its most important figures, illuminating the core ideals and principles they fought for. He shows modern Democrats how to learn from their own past, and once again become The Party of The People.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only.