Acadiana Business

IND Lecture features former Republican U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards

by Leslie Turk

The respected national leader and former Republican congressman from Oklahoma will offer Acadiana residents a systemic alternative to the bitter partisan politics paralyzing our democracy at all levels, especially in Washington.

Is there a better time than the holiday season to think about a new way forward for our nation? Even as the U.S. political system seems paralyzed by partisanship, former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards offers hope for a different path in his latest book, The Parties vs. the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans. Fresh off appearances on major national networks, including PBS' Charlie Rose, CNN and NPR, and with positive reviews from the national press and former colleagues alike, Edwards brings his message to Lafayette on Dec. 19 at the Cajundome Convention Center as part of IND Monthly's Lecture Series, sponsored by IberiaBank. IND Monthly is a sister publication of ABiz.

Edwards is one of America's most important and informed voices to deal with this stalemate and urges a different path. In this highly acclaimed new book, he offers a new diagnosis and a radically different cure. The core problem, he argues, is that we've surrendered to both political parties powers that belong to the people.

Read more about Edwards' message and appearance in Lafayette in my Mais Oui column in the next issue of ABiz, out on newsstands and direct-mailed to key Acadiana exectives Monday, Nov. 26.

For more information on the Dec. 19 luncheon, which starts at noon, contact Robin Hebert, [email protected] or by phone (337) 769-8603, or go to Barnes & Noble will offer copies of Edwards' book for sale at the luncheon.