Carey Dialogue to feature author of Christian Nation—2013 political novel explores the fictional aftermath of a Palin presidency

Rensselaerville, NY – The Carey Institute for Global Good is hosting its latest Carey Dialogue on February 1, 2014: an evening of political “what if” discussion with the author of one of last year’s most intriguing and controversial novels: Christian Nation, by New York City and Hudson Valley resident Frederic C. Rich.

Christian Nation is a work of political fiction. The story assumes a McCain/Palin victory in 2008 followed soon after by McCain’s sudden death and Sarah Palin’s ascension to the presidency.

Christian Nation explores very important issues about political and social forces at work in our country,” said Carol Ash, President of The Carey Institute for Global Good. “While a novel, Christian Nation lays before the reader an all-too-realistic scenario of ‘what if.’”

As author Fred Rich writes at the end of Chapter One: “They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what they said they would do.”

“An audience question and answer discussion with Fred will follow his presentation. The evening will explore issues that are important to the proper functioning of our political system and should be of interest to both legislators and citizens on all sides of the political spectrum,” Ash said.

Author Fred Rich says: “The book is fundamentally about personal responsibility in the face of great social or political upheaval. It challenges the reader to think about how they as individuals would react to such circumstances. This premise leads to very lively, passionate discussions across a range of audiences.”

The evening is open to the general public. There will be a $10 entry charge. Beverages and light fare will be available. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will start at 6:30 p.m.

Reservations are required. RSVP at 518.797.5100. For more information on the Carey Dialogues, please visit the Carey Institute for Global Good’s Facebook page to receive up-to-the-minute information on this and other events.