Commonwealth Club Presents Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post
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Per my companion, the white wine was "fair" there was no foodDeborah Tannen (Author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation) info • Mar 15 2013 star this tip starred
BART or after 6 p.m. parkingDeborah Tannen (Author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation) info • Mar 15 2013 star this tip starred
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I think the focus could have been a bit sharper. I don't know if the interviewer was nervous or this was his normal demeanor, but he seemed to stutter and stammer excessively which was distracting. My favorite comment was her final one, in response to the question; "what one thing would you recommend to make the world a better place?", to which she wisely replied, "get more sleep"! meaning, if the world's leaders weren't so sleep deprived they would certainly make better decisions!
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I agree with the previous reviews. It was great to hear Arianna in person and to be in the same room as kindred spirits. All associated with this event were very gracious, but getting to the Club during rush hour was a quite a challenge. Also,...continued
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Ariana Huffington co-founded the influential online news source, The Huffington Post.
Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post; Author, _Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream _
“It is no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species," says Huffington. She is now sounding the alarm on “Third World America” She takes on the menacing duo of Washington and Wall Street, brazenly charging politicians with abandonment of the middle class and claiming the disappearance of the American Dream. Is the American middle class really in danger of extinction? How can we close the widening gap between the haves and have-nots? Hear what one of the most influential voices in modern media has to say about America’s imminent (or not so imminent) collapse.
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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.