Rediscover ‘Humanity's Ancient Way of Living’ with bestselling author Thom Hartmann

Noted jounalist and author Thom Hartmann will give his talk ‘Countering the Attacks on American Democracy.’|

In the past several years, democracy in America has been under attack as certain factions lobby for authoritarian one-party rule. Thom Hartmann will discuss solutions during his talk “Countering the Attacks on American Democracy.”

At a Zoom lecture presented by Sonoma’s Praxis Peace Institute, Hartmann will talk about solutions to this challenge and offer road maps for individuals and communities to follow in creating a more just and democratic society.

His latest book, “The Hidden History of American Democracy: Rediscovering Humanity's Ancient Way of Living,” will be featured in the discussion. Hartmann recounts the influence of the Iroquois and Cherokee on the thinking of Jefferson and Franklin and the ideas that found their way into our constitution — a lesser-known side of history. Hartmann's “Hidden History” series of 10 books chronicles history, economics and politics in the U.S. from its earliest days.

Hartmann is a New York Time bestselling author and a progressive talk show host. His daily three-hour radio-TV show is syndicated worldwide and reaches over half a billion homes. As a journalist, Hartmann has covered many international hot spots, including Egypt, the Philippines, Uganda, Colombia and India. He helped set up famine relief programs, schools and refugee centers in these areas. He is also a psychotherapist and has written books on ADHD in addition to his many politically-oriented books.

The event will take place on Friday, July 28, at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for the general public and $15 for Praxis members. Visit to register.

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