History road show to discuss Adams, Jefferson race
Rockport — Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco will return with their intriguing history road show in the lead up to the 2013 Camden Conference: The Middle East: What Next? This year's conference will be looking at the impact of the Arab Spring, so Mac and Tom have put together an 100-minute presentation about a key event from American history and the “springtime” that they’ll be presenting during the week before this November’s presidential election.
If one thinks U.S. elections have gone downhill since the founders' time, think again. The 1800 election had it all: slander, libel, name-calling, tinkering, bribes, and apocalyptic predictions for what would happen if "the other guy" should win.
Adams v. Jefferson: the Furious Election of 1800 — 100 Days in 100 Minutes, will take place Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast.
No advanced registration is necessary, but a suggested donation of $5 to defray production expenses is appreciated.
Tom DeMarco is the author of 12 books and a principal of The Atlantic Systems Guild, a technology think tank with offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany.
Mac Deford is a retired foreign service officer with service primarily in the Middle East. He had a subsequent career with Merrill Lynch International, mostly in South America and Asia, and is a regular columnist with The Free Press.
This presentation is offered as a community event in anticipation of the 26th Annual Camden Conference: The Middle East: What Next? in cooperation with the Bangor Foreign Policy Forum and the Rockport Opera House. The Rockport show is sponsored by The Waterfront Restaurant in Camden and the Belfast show is sponsored by Darby’s Restaurant and Pub.
For the past twenty five years, the Camden Conference has sponsored an international February gathering with speakers on foreign relations and U.S. foreign policy. Each conference typically has a theme or focus on a particular world region. Beginning in 2006, Tom DeMarco and Mac Deford have put on a 100 minute history road show each year in the lead-up to the conference, giving interested attendees and potential conference-goers a historical perspective on the year's theme. This year’s conference takes place Feb. 22-24, 2013, live from the Camden Opera House and streamed to satellite venues: Hutchinson Center in Belfast, The Strand Theatre in Rockland, and The Grand in Ellsworth.
For more information visit the website at camdenconference.org, email email@example.com or call 236-1034.