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Algonquin Club Dinner: Hedrick Smith, Wednesday October 3, 2012

The Oxford and Cambridge Society is joining with the Algonquin Club of Boston to present an evening which includes a reception, talk by author Hedrick Smith (Balliol, Oxon), Dinner, and a large-screen showing of the Presidential debate, followed by a discussion.

Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy Award-winning producer/correspondent, is one of America's most distinguished journalists. He has covered Washington and world capitals for The New York Times, written several best-selling books and created 20 award-winning PBS prime time specials and miniseries on Washington's power game, Soviet perestroika, the global economy, education reform, health care, teen violence, terrorism and Wall Street.

Hedrick Smith was born in Kilmacolm, Scotland, educated at The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, at Williams College (B.A. 1955 in American history and literature), at Oxford (Balliol) where he did graduate work as a Fullbright Scholar, and at Harvard as a Nieman Fellow.

For 26 years, Mr. Smith served as a correspondent for The New York Times in Washington, Moscow, Cairo, Saigon, Paris and the American South. In 1971, as chief diplomatic correspondent, he was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced the Pentagon Papers series. In 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe. From 1976-1988, he was The New York Times Washington bureau chief and chief correspondent.

He will speak to us on his latest book, “Who Stole the American Dream” (September 2012, Random House) which has been cited by Kirkus Reviews as “Remarkably comprehensive and coherent analysis of and prescriptions for America’s contemporary economic malaise…” and by Jim Lehrer as a detailed account of the ” transformation [of the United States] from a corporate and financial culture driven by shared wealth to one of CEO/ownership greed … an indictment that is as stinging, stunning and important as any ever handed down by a grand jury.”
Also see Mr. Smith's NY Times Op-Ed.

The cost of this event is $70 per person, and includes reception, hors d'oevres and first drink, and an elegant dinner. You can book online or send in the reservation form with your check. Reservations should be made by Monday, September 24.

Reception:   6:00pm                                                              Sincerely,                   
Talk/Q&A:     6:30pm                                                               David Manns
Dinner:          7:30pm                                                               David G Manns, Trinity (Cantab.)
Presidential debate/Q&A:    9:00pm
                                    President of the Society
Location: Algonquin Club, Boston MA