As we the disenchanted citizenry settle up with the United States Treasury, we invite you to join The Baffler in holding our mobbed-up American autocracy to account! On Tax Day 2017, a panel of Baffler contributors convening in the dark heart of Washington, D.C., will take full measure of how thoroughly we are being shaken down in the opening months of the Trump era. Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will explain how the phony policy dictates of austerity economics have demolished the foundations of middle-class prosperity. Contributing editor Barbara Ehrenreich will revisit the dismaying delusions—right, left, and in between—that have made a Trump presidency possible. Online columnist Hussein Ibish will survey the challenges ahead in the Muslim American community. And Baffler writer Rafia Zakaria will explore the many derangements of white ethno-nationalism in the Bannon age.
RSVP here to join us on April 18 at the National Union Building at 7 p.m., sharp. And don’t worry, we’re planning to drown our sorrows in plenty of beer. It’s a party (of sorts) after all!