Come meet Rick Perlstein (and, uh, me as well…)

The great Rick Perlstein will be appearing at the Boston chapter of Drinking Liberally next Wednesday, October 29 at the Globe Bar and Cafe in Boston, MA. He’ll be there to talk about his most recent book (the brilliant and highly-recommended Nixonland), and also to discuss the fracturing of American society under Richard Nixon, the evolution of Nixonian politics from Reagan to Bush to Sarah Palin, and whether an Obama victory in November will be a sign that Nixonland has run its course.

Perlstein is one of the sharpest writers around today, and you’d be doing yourself a great disservice if you missed this super-awesome chat.

For those of you unfamiliar with his work, here are links to some of his best articles:

If this isn’t incentive enough for you to c’mon down to the Globe Bar and Cafe next Wednesday, then I guess you can get excited about meeting me as well if you haven’t already. Though I won’t be as smart or incisive as Perlstein, I could very well be drunker and almost as entertaining. Either way, it’s win-win.


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Another excellent photoshop from Brad!


Perlstein is one of the sharpest writers around today

Still uses a pencil, eh?

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Nixonian politics = teh suxx0r.

Of course, there are those who would disagree.

Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

I’m reading “Nixonland” right now. There’s a lot of similarities with today’s politics: the blatant racism (still alive in some quarters, and refocused into homophobia in others), the rise of spite politics, the unsubtle message that vaguely defined “elites” are looking down on Real Amurricans.

I’d love to participate in discussin ghte book. After Boston, y’all can swing by San Francisco, right?


Yeah, there was Watergate. And bombing Laos. Invading Cambodia. And dirty tricks. Spying. Arming a genocidal dictator in Pakistan. Putting Rehnquist on the court. Egregiously signing the “double nickel” into law. And lots more. But Nixon’s real perfidy, as every aware person knows, was his shameless pandering for southern vote in 1969 when he denied Penn State their rightful National Championship.

Sarantakes dug up a great nugget from Paterno’s speech at the 1973 Penn State commencement.

“I’d like to know,” Paterno asked the graduates, “how could the president know so little about Watergate in 1973 and so much about college football in 1969?”

Fucking PoS.


Uh…isn’t Wednesday the 29th of October? Just sayin’…


Uh…isn’t Wednesday the 29th of October? Just sayin’…

Maybe in Eurostan, you foreigner!


If I show up, will either of you autograph my boobs?


Brad, the real goal should be to get Rick drunk!


What time?


Hope some of this event gets YouTubed, if not boozeblogged. It sounds well & duly worthy.



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