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November 21
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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A Melbourne CBD Location

On The US Election

Drinks with Don Watson

Hosted by:
Prof Vin Massaro

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

A report of America that catches the madness and the politics of an election like no other.

In his Quarterly Essay (September 2024) Don Watson gives a deeply historically informed, characteristically mordant acc of Donald Trump, Joe Biden and a divided country. Watson considers how things reached this pass, and what might lie ahead.

An essential analysis about a crucial moment of choice.

Don Watson is an acclaimed author. His books include the bestselling Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of Paul Keating PM, Death Sentence, Watson’s Dictionary of Weasel Words, Caledonia Australis, American Journeys, The Bush and The Passion of Private White. In addition to books and essays, including several on US politics for Quarterly Essay, he writes films and gives occasional talks on writing and language.

Don Watson will give members, potential members and guests an insightful perspective into the US Presidential election outcome, what it means for Australia and the broader implications.   

(Credit: photograph of Don Watson by Susan Gordon-Brown)