Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America
Springfield Symphony Hall (34 Court Street, Springfield, MA 01103, Springfield MA)
Author of the popular newsletter, Letters from an American, Richardson's new book "Democracy Awakening" explains how a small group of wealthy people have made war on American ideals, leading us down a dangerous path to authoritarianism. By weaponizing language and promoting a false history, they have created a disaffected population and promised to recreate an imagined past. Richardson argues that taking our country back starts by remembering the elements of the nation’s true history – what has sustained our democracy in the past can be a roadmap for our future.