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CANCELED: A Rise of Authoritarianism in the United States?


NOTE: This event has been canceled

A conversation with Salon political analyst Bill Curry and Nadine Strossen, former President of the American Civil Liberties Union, about the hard truths of this election season and where we are headed as a nation.

Nadine Strossen is the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School. She has written, lectured, and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties, and international human rights. From 1991 through 2008 she served as president of the ACLU, the first woman to head the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization. The National Law Journal twice named Professor Strossen one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.”

Bill Curry is a political columnist for and frequently contributes to the Hartford Courant. He is also a frequent guest on Colin McEnroe’s afternoon radio show on NPR. Curry was White House counselor to President Clinton and a two-time Democratic nominee for governor of Connecticut. At the age of 26, Curry was elected state senator from a district that included Farmington, Connecticut. He presently is at work on a book on President Obama and the politics of populism.

A special thank you to Bob and Julie Bailey for sponsoring this event.


$20 advance tickets, $25 at the door; Light food and wine to follow. RSVP at or 917-913-4641.