Join the Bangor League for a discussion of If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved by Michael Tomasky.
Why has American politics fallen into such a state of horrible dysfunction? Can it ever be fixed? These are the questions that motivate Michael Tomasky’s deeply original examination into the origins of our hopelessly polarized nation. Tomasky ranges across centuries and disciplines to show how America has almost always had two dominant parties that are existentially, and often violently, opposed. Finally, not content merely to diagnose these problems, Tomasky offers a provocative agenda for how we can help fix our broken political system—from ranked-choice voting and at-large congressional elections to expanding high school civics education nationwide.
The book group meets at Seasons restaurant in Bangor. If you would like to join by Zoom, please email Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.