American Carnage Book Tour

The Florida Veterans for Common Sense present a talk by Mel Goodman.

On Friday, November 1, 2019 FLVCS is bringing Mel Goodman to Sarasota to speak on the American Carnage arising from the Trump administration. Again, FLVCS is sponsoring a talk by Mel Goodman. Mel is a foremost thinker on critical foreign policy issues and a national security and intelligence expert. He has written six books and…

The Florida Veterans for Common Sense present a talk by Mel Goodman

Friday, November 1st at 7pm The Florida Veterans for Common Sense present a talk by Mel Goodman. American Carnage : The Wars of Donald Trump Mel will discuss national security topics dealing with diplomacy, intelligence, and war vs. peace. Melvin A. Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC,…

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