John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson in 1787 saying, “Elections, my dear sir . . . I look at with terror.” (Rightly so. The Jefferson-Adams campaign was bitter and personal.) Despite that dread we have continued to hold these quadrennial festivals of electoral excess, adding time, money/funding, and chicanery as we go. The election of 2020 carries on these grand traditions. This course will review and analyze the candidates and issues leading up to the election, the election results themselves, and the prospects ahead for the next presidential and congressional terms.
ZOOM LINK: Available to paid and registered members on our website https://assumptionwise.org/Course-Zoom-Links
INSTRUCTOR: Karl Hakkarainen is Technology Advisor for WISE. He has taught WISE courses covering digital literacy, social networks, history, music, and social events. He graduated from Amherst College.
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