‘Cam­paign Against Knowl­edge’ is fo­rum topic

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - COMMUNITY -

FALLS VIL­LAGE — The Sal­is­bury Fo­rum will open its 2018-19 sea­son on Oct. 19 with Tom Ni­chols. His pre­sen­ta­tion, “The Cam­paign Against Knowl­edge — The Threat to Democ­racy” will be­gin at 7:30 p.m. at the Housatonic Val­ley Re­gional High School, Route 7, Falls Vil­lage. He will dis­cuss how the re­jec­tion of es­tab­lished knowl­edge and the anger to­ward facts that con­flict with one's be­liefs have per­me­ated our so­ci­ety.

Dur­ing the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion cam­paign, Ni­chols be­came a mem­ber of the “Never Trump” move­ment and has been de­scribed as one of “the most elo­quent con­ser­va­tive voices against Pres­i­dent Trump.” In Fe­bru­ary 2018, he wrote an opin­ion piece in USA To­day ti­tled “I'm Still a Repub­li­can, But My Party Needs to be Fu­mi­gated.”

Tom Ni­chols is a pro­fes­sor at the U.S. Naval War Col­lege and the Har­vard Ex­ten­sion School. He is a Sovi­etol­o­gist, a se­nior con­trib­u­tor at The Fed­er­al­ist, and the au­thor of seven books. He worked for Repub­li­can Sen­a­tor John Heinz as per­sonal staff for de­fense and se­cu­rity af­fairs. And he is an un­de­feated five-time Jeop­ardy! Cham­pion.

A Q&A ses­sion will fol­low the pre­sen­ta­tion. All Sal­is­bury Fo­rum pro­grams are free and ev­ery­one is in­vited. For in­for­ma­tion, see www.sal­is­bury­fo­rum.org.

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