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Speaking on the U.S. democratic crisis in Brunswick, Maine, June 5

For the home county crowd: I’ll be speaking on the crisis facing U.S. democracy, how we got here, why we’re vulnerable and what we can do about it, at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine on June 5 at 6pm. This comes out of my three most recent books — American Nations, American Character and Union — and the related work I’m doing at Nationhood Lab, the project I founded at the Pell Center at Salve Regina University. This is a free event open to the public, so come on down. Book signing afterward. Here’s the description:

U.S. democracy in crisis: How we got here, why we’re vulnerable and what we can do about it

Three years after the 1/6 attack on the Capitol, the U.S. remains on the brink of a collapse into authoritarian rule, Woodard argues, with the federation’s future uncertain. Woodard describes why the U.S. has always been vulnerable to collapse and how a lost civic national story of origins, purpose, identity can help bring us back from the verge.