Thomas Paine Memorial Lecture: Joe Conason

Wednesday, January 21st 2009 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, January 21st 2009 at 8:00 pm
General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 W 44th St.

CFI-NYC's 2009 annual Thomas Paine Memorial Lecture—always one of the highlights of our year—will be delivered by author and columnist Joe Conason. Conason, the author of numerous books and a regular contributor to The New York Observer and, is an investigative reporter and outspoken political commentator in the tradition of Paine. His most recent book, It Can Happen Here: Authoritarian Peril in the Age of Bush, is now available in paperback. His talk, which is scheduled for the day after the presidential inauguration, will provide a broad view of Paine's political and economic ideas and their relevance to American society, politics and government today.

Wednesday, January 21, 6:30-8:00

General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 W 44th St.

Advanced registration is recommended. Lecture admission is $10 (free for Friends of the Center -- call 212-504-2935 to RSVP). You may purchase in advance by credit card (call Tasha Williams, 212-504-2945 ext. 1), or by check (made payable to the Center for Inquiry-New York City; mail to 80 Broad St, 5th Fl., New York, NY 10004). Alternatively, you may pay at the door by cash, check, or credit card.