March 10th, 2020

Peace and Freedom Party

It is 11:27 AM on a cold wet gray day. I had been predicted by those in power that today would be sunny, but instead it is cold and gray. We live in a nation filled with liar's.

I got up this morning around 6:18 AM. When I got up I drank a glass of apple cider and sat in the living room seeking to become conscious. After becoming conscious and accepting my fate I had breakfast and wrote in my paper diary. After writing in my diary I sat in our living room and dozed. After dozing for awhile I woke up and made a fresh pot of coffee.

Carol got home from work around 9 o'clock AM and went to bed around 10 o'clock AM. She is now off for a couple days from work. I have been wandering the house this morning and reading for devotions, 'Nixonland: The Rise Of A President And The Fracturing Of America' by Rick Perlstein.

There is not much else to report right now. Last night I wrote in my paper diary, listened to music and messed with our main computer. I went to bed around 11 o'clock PM. Now it is another day.

I suppose I will close to drift.
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Chronicling Conservatism

Chicago Humanities Festival

The renowned chronicler of conservatism, Rick Perlstein, author of "Before the Storm" and "Nixonland," turns his attention to Ronald Reagan. In his newest book, "The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan," Perlstein argues that a skeptical and suspicious American public proved surprisingly fertile ground for the advance of a new political Right. Perlstein will detail Reagan's ascent from aspiring actor to conservative icon. Mark Bazer, host and founder of "The Interview Show" and co-host of "My Chicago" on WTTW will join him for a conversation.

This program is presented as part of the annual Karla Scherer Endowed Lecture Series for the University of Chicago.

This program was recorded on October 29, 2015 as part of the 26th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, Citizens:
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