Gwynne Dyer speak­ing at li­brary


A pop­u­lar po­lit­i­cal colum­nist and au­thor will be in Lethbridge this week.

Gwynne Dyer is com­ing to the Lethbridge Pub­lic Li­brary’s Main Branch on Thurs­day for a free 6 p.m. pre­sen­ta­tion in the The­atre Gallery.

Dyer will be pre­sent­ing “The Trump Era: Sur­viv­ing the Pop­ulist Wave.” There will also be a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion at the end of the pre­sen­ta­tion.

“Pop­ulists have re­cently started com­ing to power in ma­jor demo­cratic coun­tries,” Dyer said in a news re­lease.

“They haven’t done any­thing truly fright­en­ing yet, but they talk about pulling the whole tem­ple down. They are hos­tile to in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tions, to al­liances, to free trade, to re­gional or­ga­ni­za­tions like the EU, to all the fa­mil­iar po­lit­i­cal fur­ni­ture of the past 50–75 years. What’s to come in the years ahead and what im­pact will it have? Are we all doomed?”

“If you read Gwynne Dyer’s col­umn on a reg­u­lar ba­sis in the Lethbridge Her­ald, you’re one of many, many read­ers, as his web­site notes, his col­umns are pub­lished by over 175 pa­pers in some 45 coun­tries,” LPL of­fi­cials said in a news re­lease.

Dyer’s lat­est book, “Sur­viv­ing the Pop­ulist Wave,” is sched­uled for pub­li­ca­tion this De­cem­ber. Dyer has worked as a free­lance jour­nal­ist, colum­nist, broad­caster and lec­turer on in­ter­na­tional af­fairs for more than 20 years.

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