Colloquy Downeast Blue Hill Maine

Colloquy Downeast

Spirited Conversations in Great Company

Colloquy Downeast invites you to  a talk by

Thomas E. Ricks

author of

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

in the Esther Wood Room at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill.

Free and open to all.

Tom Ricks at Bogliasco – photo by Alessandro Vulcano

Both Churchill and Orwell wrote in opposition to totalitarian governments and in defense of the individual’s “right to think, speak, and act independently.” Churchill received the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature and Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984 have remained in print continuously since their first publication.

Thomas E. Ricks lives in Deer Isle, ME and is the adviser on national security at the New America think tank and a member of its project on the “Future of War.” He is also a contributing editor to Foreign Policy magazine and covered the U.S. military for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Ricks is the author of six books, including The Generals, Making the Corps, and Fiasco, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times list bestseller.

Ricks’ talk is sponsored by Colloquy Downeast; it is free and open to all.