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Truth, Lies and Politics
Sponsor JCC Greater Boston
Type of Event Arts & Culture
Description Is truth in politics really possible? Is there something inherent in the realm of politics, or in the character of the people who go into politics, that keeps the truth at bay? U.S. Congressman Barney Frank, along with other notable experts, will discuss this topic at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30pm. Frank, in his 16th term representing Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, will be joined by journalist Rob Kuttner and Father J. Bryan Hehir, S.J., both veteran observers of the political scene. Kuttner was a columnist for Business Week for 20 years. Father Hehir is a religion professor at Harvard University. He is also Secretary for Health Care and Social Services for the Archdiocese of Boston and the former President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. The discussion will be moderated by Leonard Fein, an author and essayist whose columns have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Nation. The event is part of the Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations lecture series sponsored by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. The series is underwritten by The Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation with additional donor support from Carolynn H. Levy and Alan Sharaf. Cost is $15. Students and seniors: $12. For tickets, contact 617-965-5226, or visit
Date/Dates January 03 2012
Times 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost $15
Street Address 333 Nahanton Street Google Map
Location Newton, MA 02459 United States
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Contact Name Larry Keller
Phone Number (617) 965-5226
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Audience People of All Faiths