Author Rick Shenkman pulls the veil off American politics in Election 2016

New York Times best-selling author and TV pundit, Rick Shenkman will discuss American politics and how to prevent feeding into political deception at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.

By the end of the presidential election, you will know what brand of underwear the candidates wear, who they’ve slept with, and the names of their pets. But how do you know what to believe? How do you figure out when you’re being manipulated, lied to, or misled by the media, the candidates, or both?

Separating the wheat from the chaff of political news takes an expert. Join TV pundit and historian Rick Shenkman on a romp through American politics and you’ll never be a victim of political bull again. Shenkman can regularly be seen on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. He is a New York Times best-selling author of seven history books, including "Presidential Ambition: How the Presidents Gained Power, Kept Power and Got Things Done"; and "Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter."

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This event is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.