"We never had a President before who was destitute of self-respect and of respect for his high office, we never had before a President who was not a gentleman..."
Private writings January 5, 1909 Mark Twain
"Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." Mark Twain
Mallory Howard and Jason Scappaticci from the Mark Twain House and Museum will be at the Seymour Library to explore how Mark Twain's frank and bleakly funny dark observations on the Gilded Age are specially applicable in today's modern politics and world view. Corruption, national identity, the power of big business and American's global role were just as contested then as they are now in this Age of Twitter.
For more information about this program please call the Library at 203-888-3903.