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Jonathan Alter 

When: Wed., June 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 2013
Price: free

If you're missing the drama and antics of the 2012 election, Jonathan Alter's your man. The former Newsweek editor of nearly thirty years interviewed more than two hundred sources for his assiduously reported new book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, an account that picks up a year after his previous book, The Promise, which detailed President Obama's first year in office, and follows him through the 2012 campaign. In so doing, Alter seeks to shed light on the Obama administration's current woes, but the book may have been published a bit too early considering some of the concerns about government surveillance making headlines recently. Future history books will likely paint a less-rosy side of the administration, and the president. In the meantime, join Alter as he reads from his book at St. John's Presbyterian Church (2727 College Ave., Berkeley).

— Azeen Ghorayshi


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