The Elections —2024

Course Leader(s)
Day of Week: Wednesday
Course Length: 6 weeks
Starting: 10/23/2024
Ending: 12/04/2024
Period of Day: Period 1 Zoom
Time: 9:30 - 11:00
Course Fee: $60

Course Description:

The elections that will be held in November 2024 will be one of the most significant in US history.  The candidates for president are two men who have both been president and who, except for their age, could not be more different.  The down-ballot races will often be contests that reflect the personalities and positions of the men at the top.  The results of this election will make a huge difference in what happens in American society and the rest of the world.  One side has already announced that if they don’t win the election, they will do what they can to change the results.  We could be in for months of chaos.  I hope this course will be a place where we can sort things out, find ways to be of influence if we wish, and keep our fears and confusion from overwhelming us. For each class, I will provide some information about various races and we will discuss what everyone has learned from every source available.

Please note that this class begins on October 23, during the break week.


Books and Other Resources:

There is too much information out there.  TV, newspapers, social media Substacks, personal blogs, TikTok, and about three hundred books pro and con. People are free to choose their own and talk about them; pay attention to the election news as much as you wish or as much as you can stand, but so that we have a common basis for discussion, I will occasionally send articles or note upcoming TV shows for everyone to read or watch.


Course Leader Bio(s)

Don Bermont

I have led many courses at LLAIC on many different topics.  I have been actively involved in aspects of this election for over a year. The differences between the two candidates and parties astonish me.  Before I came to LLAIC I worked as a psychologist/psychotherapist in several mill towns and cities in  Massachusetts, spending the last 35 years in Lowell. I live in Concord with my wife; my children and grandchildren are nearby.  My emotional escape has been my devotion to this year’s Celtics.