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Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and Stifling of Democracy
Friday, September 24, 2004

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Sponsored by The Lombardi Library of International Affairs.
Cosponsored by The Independent Institute.

Location: World Affairs Council
312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room,
San Francisco, CA 94108

Check-In: 11:30 AM
Program: 12:00 PM

Lewis H. LaphamLewis H. Lapham
Editor of Harper’s Magazine and author of numerous books including Theater of War and Gag Rule.

Moderated by David Kipen, Book Critic and former Book Review Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

In Gag Rule, Lapham argues that in the midst of this country’s “War on Terror”; we face a crisis of democracy as serious as any in our history—the right to speak out against the powers that be, and to have our voices heard. This, asserts Lapham—marks not only the end of true, meaningful dissent but the renunciation of our most important civil liberty: the freedom to disagree. Gag Rule is a rousing call to action from one of America’s most provocative writers.

To make reservations, please visit the World Affairs Council website, or call (415) 293-4600 or email registration@wacsf.org

Council Members: Free
Students: $5
Nonmembers: $12
Cosponsors: $7

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