Exploring ‘Trumpocracy’ at Lincoln Theater

An audience discussion, facilitated by the theater’s director, will follow each broadcast
Posted:  Monday, February 26, 2018 - 3:00pm

Story Location:
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta  Maine  04543
United States

Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta is pleased to present three afternoon conversations, offered free to the community, screened in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California, starting on Friday, March 9 at 2 p.m. with David Frum, senior editor of The Atlantic.  

Mr. Frum, will speak with Scott Shafer, senior editor of California Politics and Government Desk, KQED. While much of the country has been focused on the Trump–Russia investigation, conservative author David Frum has been monitoring the strain the new president is placing on the traditional limits of the Oval Office. During his own White House tenure as George W. Bush’s speechwriter, Frum witnessed the ways the presidency is limited not by law but by tradition, propriety and public outcry.

Frum argues the traditional limits of the Oval Office have been weakened. In his new book, Trumpocracy, Frum outlines how he thinks President Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for our nation and our everyday lives, and what we can do to prevent it. Join one of America’s leading conservative pundits for a conversation about our changing democracy and where the country is heading.

Others in the March series include David Cay Johnston on “Living in Trump’s America” on Friday, March 16 at 2 p.m., and Niall Ferguson on “Politics, Power and Networks” on Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m.  Each broadcast will be followed by an audience discussion, facilitated by the theater’s director. 

The Commonwealth Club of California seeks to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation. The views of the speakers in this series are their own; The Commonwealth Club, and Lincoln Theater, neither endorses nor opposes what is said.  

Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. Additional information can be found by visiting the theater’s website at www.lcct.org.