Sunday, November 24 at 4:00 pm

Sunday Speaker Series: Town Meetings: Too Much Democracy? With Author Donald L. Robinson

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At Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln described government by the people as “the great task remaining before us.” Many citizens of modern America, frustrated and disheartened, are tempted to despair of realizing that ideal. Yet, it is a project still alive in parts of New England—including Stockbridge.


Join us on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. for a talk with Donald L. Robinson, author of Town Meeting: Practicing Democracy in Rural New England. Robinson will review the history and the pros and cons of the town meeting form of local government, and examine how democratic self-government functions in the modern context.


About the author: Donald L. Robinson is professor emeritus of government and American studies at Smith College and the author of numerous books on American politics and history. He served on the select board of Ashfield, MA during the 1990s.



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