Thursday, December 8, 2016 6:30p.m.

Launch Event for Baffler no. 33: “The Virtue Cartel”

Prequel, Washington , D.C.

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At the dismal outset of the Trump age, The Baffler is still asking the tough questions. How did we come to the uncritical view that America’s corrupt, money-driven civitas is the breeding ground of public virtue? Who’s still selling the myth that our leaders are in the business of modeling the best democratic practices for the rest of the world? Or that the digiterati, the corporate surveillance state, and the demagogues of the right are safeguarding your precious civic-republican freedoms?

On December 8, join Baffler contributors Barbara Ehrenreich, Thomas Frank, and Gene Seymour in Washington, D.C.—the seat of nudging neoliberal power—to lay bare the answers to these and other urgent questions. Come and share in our mounting alarm—and savor the healing powers of alcohol in the aftermath of this unsparing civic autopsy!