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Town Hall Seattle: Civics Series

Town Hall’s Civics series highlights everything from local policies to world politics. These events offer perspectives on a range of topics as diverse as Seattle itself—a bustling forum for activism, discovery, and thought-provoking discussion.

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May 29, 2017

Thomas Frank’s Listen Liberal: Or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People, published in March of 2016, was named as one of “6 Books to Help Understand Trump’s Win” by the New York Times. Frank (bestselling author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? and The Wrecking Crew) made a name for himself for his...

May 25, 2017

Jen Sincero (You Are a Badass) has had a varied career—from rock musician to sex advice columnist to bestselling author and success coach. In You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, she draws on her own transformation from penniless to prosperous over the course of just a few years. With her...

May 18, 2017

Philip Cafaro, a philosophy professor at Colorado State University, published How Many Is Too Many?: The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States in February of 2015. Cafaro admits that his position is not popular among his peers. He has been called a nativist and a racist, been picketed on...

May 17, 2017

Automation reducing the work day to three hours? The basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter provided for everyone? The only problem left: how to occupy one’s leisure. That’s the future British economist John Maynard Keynes predicted in 1930—but it didn’t happen. Instead we find increasing competition,...

May 15, 2017

November 2016 brought a political earthquake, and our country is still feeling the aftershocks. Far from the usual polar clash of left vs. right, conservative vs. liberal, Republican vs. Democrat, it was the most dramatic populist rebellion in American politics since the election of Andrew Jackson, and both major...