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The Commonwealth Club of California presents David Frum: The Corruption of American Democracy

David Frum is the Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Author, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. In a conversation filmed on February 5, 2018 with Scott Shafer, Senior Editor of California Politics and Government Desk, KQED.

While much of the country has been focused on the Trump–Russia investigation, conservative author David Frum has been monitoring the strain the new president is placing on the traditional limits of the Oval Office. During his own White House tenure as George W. Bush’s speechwriter, Frum witnessed the ways the presidency is limited not by law but by tradition, propriety and public outcry.

Frum argues the traditional limits of the Oval Office have been weakened. In his new book, Trumpocracy, Frum outlines how he thinks President Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for our nation and our everyday lives, and what we can do to prevent it. Join one of America’s leading conservative pundits for a conversation about our changing democracy and where the country is heading.

Lincoln Theater presents, on select Friday’s in March, three contemporary conversations from the Commonwealth Club of California. These conversations, offered for free to the community, are being shown with the kind permission of The Commonwealth Club of California (, whose mission is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation.The views of the speakers are their own.The Commonwealth Club, and Lincoln Theater, neither endorses nor opposes what is said.

This is a free event.
Show Dates + Times
Fri, Mar 9 @ 2 pm

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