Oct. 22 – Jill Lepore: The Far Right’s Twisted View of History

If you’re in the Seattle area, don’t miss this event featuring Jill Lepore, author of The Whites of Their Eyes!

Date: Friday, October 22, 2010
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Location: Downstairs at Seattle Town Hall; enter at Seneca Street.
Tickets: Advance tickets are $5 at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800/838-3006, or at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating.

From the Town Hall Seattle Events Calendar:

Civic Americans have always reshaped the past to their own political ends: The Union laid claim to the Revolution– and so did the Confederacy. Now Jill Lepore, Harvard historian and author of The Whites of Their Eyes, examines the far right’s battle to “take back America” and finds that The Tea Partiers embrace a narrative about America’s founding that is not only a fable but also a variety of fundamentalism– anti-intellectual, antihistorical, and dangerously antipluralist. Presented by The Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with Elliott Bay Book Company.