Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

Events

Robert J. Samuelson

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Myers Convocation Center at Ashland University

“Spoils Society”

Robert J. Samuelson is a journalist who writes a twice weekly syndicated column on business and economics issues for The Washington Post. He has written for The Washington Post since 1977 and has also written for Newsweek magazine.

Samuelson is also the author of Untruth: Why the Conventional Wisdom is (Almost Always) Wrong and The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, 1945-1995. In a third book, The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, 1945-1995, Samuelson writes: “We didn’t merely expect things to get better. We expected all social problems to be solved…We transformed the American Dream into the American Fantasy.” Much of Samuelson’s work focuses on how and why Americans have come to expect more from politics, economics, and culture than what is realistic, leading to inevitable disappointment.

Samuelson has won many awards, including being named as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Mr. Samuelson holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University.

Samuelson’s columns can be found here.

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Ticket Information:

$20 per person, includes lunch

$160 per table of eight, includes lunch

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact

Carrie Clever at cclever@ashbrook.org or 419-289-5411.