The US Presidential Race: Does Hillary Hold the Trump Card?


November 3, 2016 :: Dr James Tagg
Moderated by Bobbi Cullum

The September 26, 2016 presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew 84 million U.S. television viewers, a record for such an event and numbers rarely seen on TV in the age of digital streaming and social media. Any true understanding of this election requires an appreciation of the one huge political fault line, arguable nationalists vs. globalists, which is driving America into a period of serious political tremors, certain to jolt the political Richter scale.
Donald Trump is one of the most unlikely main party presidential candidates ever and he brings with him plenty of controversy, including questionably conduct towards women and minorities. Clinton as well is challenged with regards to her past, including controversial emails while serving as Secretary of State in 2012. Clinton, age 68 and Trump, age 70 are also among the oldest candidates ever.
With a much higher percentage than usual of undecided voters, it could be a close election on Tuesday, Nov 8. The speaker will speculate on the eventual outcome and give thoughts to the future direction of American politics, including how it may affect the Canada/US relationship.
Speaker:     Dr. James Tagg
Dr. Tagg joined the University of Lethbridge in 1969. He received his PhD in History from Wayne State University in Michigan in 1973. For almost 35 years, he taught the sweep of American History, initiated the first southern Alberta history course and helped establish a program in Liberal Education at the University of Lethbridge.

Dr. Tagg's research interests have been related to the Early Republic of the United States (1789-1815), with an emphasis on early American politics and journalism. Currently, Dr. Tagg is working on a kind of "anti-biography" of Gouverneur Morris-- the man who wrote the U.S. constitution -- giving attention and importance to his grandiose psychological make-up and his sex life.

Moderator: Bobbi Cullum

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: Noon - 1:30 pm
Location: Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S
Cost: $12.00 (includes lunch) or $2.00 (includes coffee/tea)


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