Tucson Festival of Books

Robert Draper



Louie Palu

Bestselling author Robert Draper's "Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind," is a first hand account of that day at the capitol. Draper was there. Already a respected insider, who better to give us an intimate, first hand account of January 6th and the years since. The “big lie” — that the 2020 presidential election was illegitimate — is the central delusion in this book and Draper’s ultimate point is that Americans’ combative relationship with truth has made us vulnerable to outrageous lies. This did not go away once Trump was out of the Whitehouse. The Republican party did not return to its conservative standards and values, instead, more than ever, it's embracing extremists like Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Green, as well as conspiricy theories brought to us by QAnon. What does this tell us about our future?

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Scheduled events:
The Lies Have It
Interested in conspiracy theories? Tim Miller, Malcolm Nance and Will Sommer know about them inside and out. The torrent of disinformation and untruths have changed our world, our Congress and even our courts.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Robert Draper, Tim Miller, Will Sommer
Moderator: Tim Steller
A View From Both Sides
How has the recent evolution of the Republican Party changed American policy? How has it impacted day-to-day life in the Oval Office? In this session, insiders David Corn, Tim Miller, Chris Whipple and Robert Draper will explore how the new political landscape has affected the way the White House now does business.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Corn, Robert Draper, Tim Miller, Chris Whipple
Moderator: Alex Droege

Book:
Weapons of Mass Delusion
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
October 2022
ISBN 9780593300145