Wednesday, September 17, 2008
7:00–9:00 p.m.


University Center Ballroom

“Loser Take All: America’s Election Mess—and How to Fix It.”

Public intellectual and provocative speaker, Mark Crispin Miller, makes the case that since 2000 election fraud has been perpetrated by the Republican Party with the seeming compliance of the Democratic Party. He also explores how we can fix “America’s election mess.” Miller is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University and author of several books including Boxed In: The Culture of TV and Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform. He is also the editor of Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008. His essays and articles have appeared in many journals, magazines and newspapers throughout the nation and the world, and he has given countless interviews worldwide. Miller’s lecture will be followed by a book signing. 

Miller is also the editor of Icons of America, a book series published by Yale University Press. (His own contribution to the series, a book about the Marlboro Man, will be published by YUP in 2009). Miller’s 2004 off-Broadway show, A Patriot Act, performed at the New York Theater Workshop, is available on DVD ( 

Miller earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1971, and his doctorate in English from Johns Hopkins University in 1977. Although he specialized in Renaissance literature, Miller is best known as a media critic. Before joining New York University, Miller served as director of film studies at Johns Hopkins University. 

This event is a collaboration of the Constitution Day planning committee, V.O.T.E.R., ICAN, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Political Science Department.