The Smallest Minority with Kevin Williamson

October 2, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Maggiano's Little Italy

516 North Clark St. , Chicago,

Kevin D. Williamson—the lively, literary firebrand from National Review who was too hot for The Atlantic to handle—comes to bury democracy, not to praise it. With electrifying honesty and spirit, Williamson takes a flamethrower to mob politics, the “beast with many heads” that haunts social media and what currently passes for real life. It’s destroying our capacity for individualism and dragging us down “the Road to Smurfdom, the place where the deracinated demos of the Twitter age finds itself feeling small and blue.”

The Smallest Minority is by no means a memoir, though Williamson does reflect on that “tawdry little episode” with The Atlantic in which he became all-too-intimately acquainted with mob outrage and the forces of tribalism.

Join AFF-Chicago, National Review Institute and Kevin Williamson for a reception and conversation about his new book, The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics.

Happy hour begins at 6pm. Conversation begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 and include complimentary food and two drink tickets. Books will be available for sale.