News and Events

On Youtube:

Televised talk by Betsy about “How Optimism is Essential for Social Change,” with Q and A with Wier Harman and audience, Town Hall Seattle, June 26, 2017.


Interview about The America Syndrome by Sam Seder on Majority Report, August 29, 2017; also available on youtube

Radio/TV interviews:

Interview on Rising Up with Sonali Show on Free Speech TV and Pacifica radio stations, August 17, 2017.

Recent Press on The America Syndrome:

Town Hall Seattle Executive Director Wier Harman posed a “Last Question” to Betsy after she spoke there. Read his question and her response about how to create a politically effective progressive vision.

Read this excerpt on Alternet on why Americans are more predisposed to imagine the end of the world than the end of American war-making.

“How the Threat of Apocalypse Justifies American Empire,” review in the magazine In These Times.

Read about The America Syndrome in this recent article by Steve Pfarrer in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Read this excerpt about utopian dreams from The America Syndrome on Literary Hub.

Come hear Betsy talk about The America Syndrome:

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 7:00 PM at Amherst Books, Amherst, Massachusetts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6:00-7:30 PM at the Eugene Public Library, Eugene, Oregon

Monday, June 26, at 7:30 PM at Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 PM, Arms Library, Shelburne Falls, MA, co-sponsored by Boswells Books


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