Named one of the Best Books of 2009 by The Economist, Mark Kleiman’s new book, When Brute Force Fails, examines crime and punishment in America. Crime certainly persists, but our method of punishment is surely failing society. One in every hundred men in America is incarcerated: by far the most in our history and by far the highest percentage of any country in the world. And crime is a subject that has been an issue of interest for Governor Michael Dukakis as well. Remember the 1988 Presidential campaign when George H.W. Bush ran political ads suggesting that crime in Massachusetts was Governor Dukakis’ fault? Remember the Revolving Door and Willy Horton? Hear former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis chat with blogger, author and scholar Mark Kleiman on the issue that Americans constantly worry about– and critics say that Kleiman offers solutions that are practical and cost-effective.One ticket is $20.00 for each program. Cash or personal checks accepted at the door. Please no credit cards.TO MAKE A RESERVATION VISIT www.writersblocpresents.comYou will NOT receive a confirmation for your reservation. If you have problems making reservations by using the link above, send us an e-mail with your ticket request to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will reserve seats for you. Writers Bloc is a project of Community Partners.