The 2013 Millstone Lecture features Mark Leibovich, author of "This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! – in America's Gilded Capital."
Is our two-party system really a one-party system? Does the "machine" in Washington change as the majority party changes, or is it party-agnostic, set up to benefit from whatever party is in power?
Author and New York Times Magazine correspondent Mark Leibovich will talk about his book, "This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! – in America's Gilded Capital." It's an inside look at the players and the system at the core of American democracy. His speech is titled “How Self-Service Has Replaced Public Service in the Gilded Capital.”
This talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by an audience discussion.
The pre-lecture reception with Mark Leibovich is $150 per person, which includes a souvenir copy of “This Town” and, of course “Plenty of Valet Parking!”
2013 Millstone Lecture Speaker Reception
The St. Louis Beacon
and its distinguished party co-chairs Sally and Jack Danforth and Barbara Eagleton hope you’ll come for drinks and hors d’oeuvres and toast this year’s James C. Millstone Memorial Lecturer Mark Leibovich.
Mr. Leibovich’s Millstone Lecture will follow the reception at 7:30 p.m. at the Courtroom of Scott Hall, St. Louis University’s new Law School Building, 100 North Tucker Boulevard (around the corner from the Majestic Hotel).
You can register for the reception here.
If you’re attending the party and the lecture, the valet will deliver your car after the lecture to the front of Scott Hall.