Mark Twain will make a rare public appearance at Greenwich Library to explain why he was regarded as the most important opponent of imperialism at the turn of the 19th Century. On Saturday, October 22 at 2 pm, author Ken MacDermotRoe will narrate, while Greenwich Library staffer Richard Langeloh plays the interviewer and Local History Librarian Carl White reads as Mark Twain.
MacDermotRoe is the author of Mark Twain vs. the Imperialists: A Republic, Not an Empire. Twain, best known as the quintessential American satirist, was also a political activist. He was opposed to the Philippine-American War, which broke out in 1899 following the seizure of the Philippines by the U.S. during the Spanish American War.
Free and open to all. For more information, contact Carl White at 203-622-7948.