[act-ma] 10/4: Charlie Savage, "Takeover"

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Fri Sep 28 10:57:27 PDT 2007


Ford Hall Forum
Free Public Lecture & Discussion Series
Presents

Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and
the Subversion of American Democracy

   

with
Charlie Savage

Thursday, October 4, 6:30-8:00 pm
at the
Old South Meeting House
(directions at www.fordhallforum.org/directions.html)

-FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-

Journalist Charlie Savage claims that the Bush Administration has
systematically set out to concentrate government power in the executive
branch: imposing greater White House control on career officials (from civil
rights lawyers at the Justice Department to government scientists at the
EPA), expanding its own zone of secrecy,  and increasing the President's
power to change the meaning of duly enacted laws.  Many argue that such use
of presidential power is necessary in an age of terrorism and imminent
security threats. Others suggest that these new tools will lie around like
loaded weapons for any future president--liberal or conservative--to use to
advance his or her own political agenda.  Tonight, Mr. Savage, Boston Globe
reporter and winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, joins
the Ford Hall Forum to address the current expansion of executive power and
what it means for the future of our country.

Equal time will be provided for the speakers¹ remarks and questions from the
audience.
Come join the conversation!



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A book signing of Takeover will follow the lecture and discussion.

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