The National Review's Kevin Williamson Says The End is Near, And That's a Good Thing!
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March 3, 2014
The United States government is disintegrating ... and it's about time!
That's the argument made by National Review contributor Kevin Williamson in a discussion of his new book The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Williamson offers a radical re-envisioning of government, an analysis of why it doesn't work, and an exploration of the innovative solutions to various social problems that are spontaneously emerging as a result of the failure of politics and government.
He describes the crisis of the modern welfare state in the era of globalization, and argues that the crucial political failures of our time - education, health care, Social Security, and monetary policy - are due not to ideology but to the nature of politics itself.
Meanwhile, those who can't or won't turn to the state for goods and services - from home schoolers to Wall Street to organized crime - are experimenting with replacing the outmoded social software of the state with market-derived alternatives.
Williamson's "Exchequer" blog for the National Review online chronicles the daily growth of the national debt and the symbiotic relationship between Washington and Wall Street. He is a regular guest on the Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs Tonight and National Public Radio, has taught at The King's College, New York, and been director of the journalism program at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.
Co-sponsored by the National Review Institute.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th & Baltimore. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407.