The Tyrant Next Time: The Future of Our Presidential Elections

The 45th president is a symptom of a political malady that afflicts America’s experiment in self-governance: the ability of malevolent forces to divide, manipulate and motivate millions of voters through the thousands of details collected from all of us through the interconnected wonder we call the Internet. In the future, we will see candidates steeped in philosophies antithetical to democracy, zealous in their desires to rule us and possessed of the management skill to take over our government. This talk will explore how this problem arose and what we must do about it now if our liberties endure.

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David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and former president of Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE). He teaches at Syracuse University College of Law and is familiar to many as a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, NPR, and other shows and served as a consultant for the Netflix series “House of Cards.” Johnston has lectured on economics, journalism and tax policy on every continent except Antarctica. He is the best-selling author of numerous books including “The Making of Donald Trump". Johnston’s current book will be available for purchase and signing.


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November 07, 2019 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm


Fairleigh Dickinson University
140 University Plaza Dr
Wilson Auditorium
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States
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