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May 15, 2018

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

Henry Jackson Society

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00 – Tuesday 15th May 2018

VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society,
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP

Lawrence Wright

Author of God Save Texas

Playwright and Screenwriter

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Signed copies of “God Save Texas”, will be on sale after the event. We accept cash only. 


Texas is known for being one of the most intriguing states in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn’t elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslims). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create.

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Lawrence Wright, who will discuss his latest book “God Save Texas”. In what promises to be a fascinating presentation, Lawrence will explore the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny.

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of nine previous books of nonfiction, including In the New World, Remembering Satan, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, Thirteen Days in September, and The Terror Years, and one novel, God’s Favourite. His books have received many prizes and honours, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. Lawrence is a long-time resident of Austin, Texas.