GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Retired Men's Association of Greenwich is inviting the public to its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10, where constitutional scholar Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt III will discuss "a century of progress, stumbles and endeavors in American politics, while providing a clear path forward for a strong America," according to a news release.
Roosevelt, a great-great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, is the award-winning author of "Allegiance," a novel about the : Internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
He'll present a thought-provoking conversation, provide an inside view of Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Supreme Court, and explore the politics, policies, and heroes that have shaped the character of our nation.
Roosevelt will draw from his novel, providing historical context to the current debate over how national security measures can conflict with the nation's ideals. Based on actual events, real-life figures and his deep knowledge of government, the book is a story of betrayal, disillusionment and hope that resonates today.
Set in World War II, "Allegiance" recaptures American life and political intrigue in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The book examines what it means to be loyal to the country and to the Constitution.
Roosevelt is a professor of constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, and the author of "The Myth of Judicial Activism," "Conflict of Laws" and "In the Shadow of the Law."
The Greenwich RMA offers a free program every Wednesday that is open to the public -- both men and women -- with no reservations required.
The meeting's social break starts at 10:40 a.m., followed promptly by the speaker at 11 a.m. Programs are at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam, in Greenwich.
For additional information, visit the group's website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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