Current Events Discussion Group: Freedom of the Press

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conference Room

Join us for our monthly current events discussion group, facilitated by Mark Albertson.

The recent arrest of Julian Assange brings to a head the issue of Freedom of the Press. Are people like Assange spies to be prosecuted for undermining the security of the United States? Does either depend upon which pundit or politician we watch, listen or read? We will discuss Freedom of the Press. Who is the greater threat to First Amendment Rights, Julian Assange? Presidents such as Clinton, Bush, Jr, Obama and Trump? The ignorance of the American public? Join us for a discussion on this evolving situation.

About the Presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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