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Talk delves into the presidential election, two-party system

The Democratic Club of Claremont will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 28 with speaker Ward McAfee, a retired professor of history, who will talk on “American Presidential Politics and the Two-Party System.”

Mr. McAfee spent his career teaching American history at California State University, San Bernardino, with political history as his primary focus.

He has written books on the coming of the U.S.-Mexican War, the coming of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction. At his talk Monday, Mr. McAfee will review general information about American politics, the formation of political parties, changes over the years as well as leading personalities.

Mr. McAfee notes that although our current political era is certainly strained, so were the 1790s, the 1850s and the 1930s. While no expert on Donald Trump, he promises to “not ignore the elephant in the room.”

 The meeting will be held at the Napier Center on the Pilgrim Place campus at 7 p.m. Following Mr. McAfee’s presentation and discussion, there will be a short business meeting for club members. Everyone is invited to the talk.

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