What: Watermark Books & Café invites you to attend a virtual event with local author-illustrator team Edward Flentje & Richard Crowson! Edward & Richard will join us virtually for a Q&A and discussion of their new book The Rise and Spectacular Fall: Radical Kansas Republicans, 2010-2020—a compilation of commentary and cartoons on this ten-year saga in Kansas politics.
When: Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (CT)
Where: This is a virtual event and will be hosted online using Zoom Pro Webinar & Facebook Live.
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About the Book
The fall election of 2010 became the opening act of a ten-year political drama in Kansas:
Far-right Republicans first seized control of executive and legislative offices and powered through a radical agenda but later suffered setbacks.
A long-standing bipartisan coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans was initially crushed but rose again and by the end of the decade returned to power.
Grassroots democracy triumphed as years of brash partisanship, turmoil, and dysfunction forced voters to reject Republican radicalism and reset the state’s path forward.
This book represents a compilation of commentary by H. Edward Flentje and cartoons by Richard Crowson on this saga in Kansas politics, 2010 to 2020.
About the Authors
H. Edward Flentje is professor emeritus at Wichita State University and formerly a Republican appointee in Kansas government during the 1970s and 1980s. Richard Crowson is a distinguished political cartoonist whose work is sponsored by The Wichita Eagle and KMUW.