Manhattan Institute Young Leaders Circle Forum
Generously Supported by The Donald Smith Family Foundation

6:00 – 8:30 PM
The program will begin at 6:45 PM

Kevin Williamson
Correspondent, National Review
Author, The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome

Dear YLC Members,

I hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of summer and that we will see you at our next YLC event on Wednesday, September 11th, where we will hear from Kevin D. Williamson, author of the new book, The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome. Williamson makes the argument that it may not be a bad thing that antiquated government institutions are failing in their ability to improve important areas such as education, health care, and retirement security. While we would be better off reforming entitlements and other social-welfare programs before they end in disaster, Williamson suggests that government’s failure to deliver will soon be a blessing in disguise. When these institutions implode, human ingenuity will rise to the occasion and replace them with more innovative solutions that meet the challenges we are facing in the twenty-first-century.

Kevin Williamson is the roving correspondent for National Review and maintains the Exchequer blog at National Review Online. In addition to The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome, he is also the author of The Dependency Agenda and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism and a contributing author to The New Leviathan: The State Vs. the Individual in the 21st Century and Future Tense: The Lessons of Culture in an Age of Upheaval. In addition, he is the theater critic at The New Criterion. He is a regulator commentator on Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, and NPR. His work has appeared in the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Commentary, and Academic Questions.

I very much hope you will be able to join us.

Please RSVP for this event by Friday, September 6th. If you are bringing a guest(s), you must RSVP for them by this time, as well.

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The Manhattan Institute launched the Young Leaders Circle to provide a forum for New York metro-area professionals, ages 21 to 40, who are interested in free-market ideas and public policy. Members are invited to all Young Leaders Circle events and are encouraged to help spread the word. Guests may attend one event for $45 (which will be applied toward membership if they decide to join).

Very much looking forward to seeing everyone, 

Vanessa C. Mendoza 
Executive Vice President, Manhattan Institute

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October 2 | November 6