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The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg and Prof. Carey discuss “Ghosts in the Machine: Our Messed-up Constitution” on Nov. 18th

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To quote Hendrik Hertzberg, “Suddenly, everyone agrees that our government is ‘dysfunctional.’ But nobody agrees on who or what is to blame. Tea Party Republicans? ‘Both sides’? Partisanship itself? Or maybe it goes deeper. Maybe the fault is not in ourselves but in our constitution, the very foundation of our government and how we make decisions as a nation.”
Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor and staff writer at The New Yorker, will explore this controversy in his public lecture this Monday titled "Ghosts in the Machine: Our Messed-up Constitution". Hertzerg and Government Department Chair John Carey plan to discuss discuss idiosyncrasies in the U.S. system, covering topics such as elections, the Constitution, the current menu of reform options, and options that are informed by how other democracies operate.

According to Forbes magazine Hertzberg is one of "The 25 Most Influential Liberals in the U.S. Media" according to Forbes magazine. He is a six-time finalist for the National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary, which he won in 2006. He is the author of "Politics: Observations & Arguments," named as a best book of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and "Obamanos!: The Birth of a New Political Era."  

Please join us for a conversation with Hendrik Hertzberg and Prof. Carey, “Ghosts in the Machine: Our Messed-up Constitution” at 4:30 pm in Rocky 3 this Monday November 18, 2013.

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