Monday, June 4th, 7pm

Political Cartoonist Ted Rall


Join political cartoonist Ted Rall as he talks about his new book, The Book of Obama: From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt. How did a charismatic young president, elected in an atmosphere of optimism and expectation, lead the United States to the brink of revolution? From a chance encounter in the early 1980s to the Democratic primaries of 2007-08, Ted Rall was one of the first to size up Barack Obama: conservative, risk-averse and tonedeaf. In The Book of Obama Rall revisits the rapid rise and dizzying fall of Obama – and the emergence of the Tea Party and Occupy movements – and draws a startling conclusion: We the People weren’t lied to. We lied to ourselves, both about Obama and the two-party system. We voted when we ought to have revolted.

Ted Rall is twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Rall is a political cartoonist, opinion columnist, graphic novelist and occasional war correspondent whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice, and Los Angeles Times. His cartoons appear in approximately 100 newspapers across the US. Rall is President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Cost / Admission
Free

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King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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