‘Campaign Against Knowledge’ is forum topic
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.