Frum and Harrison discuss ‘Trumpocalypse’

We are delighted to announce that David Frum will join us on Thursday, August 6 at 2 p.m. for a discussion of his latest book Trumpocalypse. He will be joined by Dr. Thomas Harrison. The two discussed Frum’s previous book Trumpocracy in 2018 in front of a packed Regent Theatre in support of the library’s expansion project.

This time, the conversation will be held online via Zoom, and all are welcome. Register online at peclibrary.org. If you wish, you can make a donation to the library building fund in lieu of a ticket price. You can also join by telephone –call (613) 476-5962 to register. When you register, you will be invited to pose questions to be considered by Frum and Harrison.

Dr. Thomas Harrison is a farmer, teacher and lawyer who makes his home in Prince Edward County. He has taught at the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University, where he earned his PhD in law in 2016 and currently teaches Critical Thinking and Animal Law at Durham College. Thomas spent over a decade as Crown Counsel, working most of his time as judicial counsel at Ontario’s Superior Court. He is a former high school teacher and Child and Youth Worker, who now serves as the Chair of PEC’s Recreation Outreach Centre. When he’s not teaching, or involved in the community, he spends his time writing and managing his horse farm near Cherry Valley.

David Frum is a senior editor at the Atlantic. From 2014 through 2017, he served as chairman of the board of trustees of the leading UK center-right think tank, Policy Exchange. In 2001-2002, he served as speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush; in 2007-2008, as senior adviser to the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaigns. He has written ten books, including Trumpocalypse. Trumpocalypse covers what happens after the Trumpocracy. “A huge swath of Americans has put their faith in Trump, and Trump only, because they see the rest of the country building a future that doesn’t have a place for them. If they would risk their lives for Trump in a pandemic, they will certainly risk the stability of American democracy. They brought the Trumpocalypse upon the country, and a post-Trumpocalypse country will have to find a way either to reconcile them to democracy – or to protect democracy from them.”

If you are interested in purchasing a signed copy of the book, call Books & Company at (613) 476- 3037. With every purchase at Books and Company you earn “points” which can be redeemed for future purchases. If you would like, for this special event, Books and Company will direct the points you earn to the library, with your permission. The library can use the points to add new books to our collection. At any time, you can contribute your points at Books and Company to the library, which is always appreciated.

Thank you if you are able to make a donation at this time. It will help to make the library expansion a reality.

-Liz Zylstra