Past Event

Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush

Thu, Jun 17 2010 - 6:00pm

Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush

Bernard von Bothmer, Author, Framing the Sixties; Historian; Professor, USF and Dominican University of California

In his insightful historical analysis of the 1960s, von Bothmer interviewed more than 120 key figures such as James A. Baker, Edwin Meese, Michael Dukakis, Bill Bradley, Robert Bork, Arthur Schlesinger, Noam Chomsky, Bob Woodward and others to explore how that decade continues to shape presidential politics. Von Bothmer was just awarded the prestigious USF 2010 Distinguished Lecturer Award for Excellence in Teaching. For more information on this topic and von Bothmer's critically acclaimed book Framing the Sixties, visit www.framingthesixties.com.

This program is part of The Commonwealth Club's "Now and Then" series, an ongoing examination of the evolution of American life and culture since WWII.

MLF: International Relations
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Linda Calhoun