Senior Center Book Discussion: Great Society: A New History

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senior Center

Event Details

Please join us as Michael Bellacosa leads a discussion of Amity Shlaes's Great Society: A New History.

In May 1964, Lyndon Johnson gave a pair of speeches in which he laid out his vision for a set of programs that would create a “Great Society” and most of this was enacted, implemented and later expanded by his successor Richard Nixon. Historian Amity Shlaes turns her analytical gaze to this period with a new history, which upends many longstanding views of this period of political idealism in America. Sixty years later, two generations of Americans have felt the impact of this ambitious program. Did the plan work - are the intended beneficiaries better off – was it worth the massive cost? Alan Greenspan wrote that “Great Society is accurate history that reads like a novel, covering the high hopes and catastrophic missteps of our well-meaning leaders.”

This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Event Type(s): Senior Center Book Discussions
Age Group(s): Seniors, Adults