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New York Times Best-selling Author Rick Shenkman to Speak on Constitution Day at Clarkson University

New York Times best-selling author Richard Shenkman will be on the Clarkson University campus on Tuesday, September 18, to speak on Constitution Day. Shenkman will begin his lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) atrium. This event is open to the public free of charge.

Shenkman is a political news expert. As we approach the 2008 elections, some say it is hard for many people to tell whether they are being manipulated, lied to or misled by the media, the candidates or both. Shenkman takes his viewers on a romp through American politics to teach them how to separate the facts from fiction so they will never be a victim of political propaganda again. Shenkman will lecture on the history of the constitution and how that affects the 2008 elections.

Shenkman is an associate professor of history at George Mason University, receiving his education from Vassar and Harvard. He is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. Shenkman is the author of five New York Times best-selling history books, including Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History. His most recent book is Presidential Ambition: How the Presidents Gained Power, Kept Power and Got Things Done, which sparked the Learning Channel's prime-time history series "Myth America." He is writing a new book, to be published by Basic Books, about the myths we need to face in a post 9/11 world.

This event in commemoration of Constitution Day is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the School of Arts and Sciences, SPECTRUM, the Office of Co-Curricular Education and Programming, and the University Events Office.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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