Venue Details

52 Star Starred
Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105
415-597-6700
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Member Tips

Basia
Casual San Francisco - no sweatpants though
info May 19 2011 star this tip starred
Basia
That was a hussle, I parked in Union Square, as many local parkings are closed around 8pm
info May 19 2011 star this tip starred
angiefaith
Using public transportation is recommended
info May 19 2011 star this tip starred
angiefaith
People get fancy here...
info May 19 2011 star this tip starred
Kenyon At Work
People are mostly coming from work in the city - so that's what to expect.
info May 27 2011 star this tip starred
Kenyon At Work
But, its SF - so go ahead and dress the way you feel most comfortable!
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18 events
10 reviews
0 stars
attended May 18 2011

This was a very informative evening with the two authors and their excellent interviewer, all three educated in their respective fields. The venue was at maximum... continued

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angiefaith
52 events
5 reviews
16 stars
attended May 18 2011

The Commonwealth Club may be my new favorite place to get intellectual stimulation... This lecture was interesting and fun. Didn't know Larry Flynt was worth watching.

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4 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended May 18 2011

It was an interesting event and definitely worth attending.

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More Information

Website

http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2011-05-18/larry-flynt-one-...

Description

Larry Flynt, Publisher; Activist; Co-author, _One Nation Under Sex _

David Eisenbach, Ph.D., Professor of American History, Columbia University; Co-author, One Nation Under Sex

In conversation with Phil Bronstein, Editor at Large, Hearst Newspapers

Legendary Hustler publisher Flynt is seen as a pro-sexuality trailblazer to some folks, but for others he’s the source for sex scandal and smut. Yet for three decades, Flynt has been a symbol of sexual freedom, crusading for First Amendment rights and against political hypocrisy. His landmark Supreme Court case, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, is taught in law schools. Now, Flynt and Columbia historian Eisenbach have teamed up to tackle America’s sexual mores past and present, as well as the evolving role of the press as truth-seeking opinion-shapers. Join us as the fearless Flynt takes a look at freedom of expression, sexual politics and privacy.

About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club

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.