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LWVP Book Club | Laboratories of Autocracy

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 5pm

Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines
by David Pepper

Join us for our August, 2022 book club meeting where we will discuss Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines by David Pepper.

David Pepper’s Laboratories of Autocracy shows that far more than the high-profile antics of national politicians and Trump himself, it’s anonymous, often corrupt politicians in statehouses across the country who pose the greatest dangers to American democracy. Amid all the chaos, these statehouses are hard at work, every day, hacking away at core principles and protections of our democratic system. And they’re getting more audacious every year.

Why do these statehouses seem so impossible to stop? Because more than most appreciate, in state after state, they no longer operate as functioning democratic institutions. ... Unless and until those who care about democracy fully wake up to this threat—and do something to address it directly, at every level—the anti-democratic onslaught will only accelerate. And ultimately prevail.

Laboratories of Autocracy outlines 30 steps that must be undertaken, from federal action that must be taken immediately to steps every citizen can take to help fight back in their own community.

Learn more about Laboratories of Autocracy.

Watch the author, David Pepper, give a presentation to the City Club of Cleveland.

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The book club discussion is open to the public - you don't have to be a League member. We hope you'll join us!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM
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