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Thursday, October 12 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Parsing the President: Experts Discuss the Behavior of Donald J. Trump

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These are unprecedented times. Never before has our commander-in-chief’s behavior been so puzzling, so laughable, so…troubled? With so many Americans confounded by Trump’s irrational behavior, not to mention odd use of the English language, Litquake has assembled this panel of experts to shed some light. Senator Barbara Boxer addresses his political naiveté, linguist Geoffrey Nunberg helps parse his verbal tics, psychiatrist Dr. Dee Mosbacher sheds light on his mental state, and comedian Will Durst talks about finding humor in this un-funny crisis. Moderated by journalist and author David Talbot. Image by New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro. Doors open 7 pm. $20 adv / $25 door

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David Talbot

David Talbot is an author, journalist, media entrepreneur, and book publisher. He is founder and former editor-in-chief of Salon.com, and is author of the bestsellers Season of the Witch and Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, and the illustrated pulp history Devil... Read More →

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Barbara Boxer

Barbara Levy Boxer served 24 years in the U.S. Senate, ten years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and six years on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. While in office, she championed women’s rights, the environment, public education, tax cuts and consumer protections. Since... Read More →
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Will Durst

The New York Times has called Will Durst “quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today.” He now tours the country with his new one-man show, “Durst Case Scenario,” is featured in the comedian documentary 3 Still Standing, writes a nationally syndicated... Read More →
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Dee Mosbacher

Dee Mosbacher, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist, filmmaker, and social justice activist. As a public-sector psychiatrist, she has specialized in the treatment of patients with severe mental illness. She served as San Mateo County's Medical Director for Mental Health and Senior Psychiatrist... Read More →
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Geoffrey Nunberg

Geoffrey Nunberg, a linguist, is a professor at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information. Since 1987, he has done a language feature on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” and his commentaries have appeared in The New York Times and many other publications. His previous books include Talking... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco CA