Poli Sci Revival Meeting
Has politics become the new religion?
Certainly seems like something's possessed folks. Hitherto unmotivated Americans are getting off their couches, turning off their TVs, staggering into the streets and testifin' their beliefs during this election year.
And every one's buying political-themed books that support their point of view. Book signings are becoming more like revival-meetings as the faithful come out to meet their favorite prophet. For example, Cornel West is coming to town on Saturday to promote his latest work, Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism, which analyzes the arrested development of democracy—both in America and in the crisis-ridden Middle East.
Anticipating great crowds, Skylight Books and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department are staging West's reading outside on The Great Lawn at Barnsdall Art Park on Saturday, September 18th at 5:00 PM. Patrons are invited to bring picnics, sit on the grass and listen to West orate. Don't forget to bring a blanket and your thinking cap.