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Purcell: In difficult, baffling times, remember where we have been

Purcell: In difficult, baffling times, remember where we have been

Bill Purcell remembers the first debate he experienced in 1986 as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

“Mr. Speaker, I rise to observe that the snack bar, which has for so long stood in the area outside this great chamber, has been removed, and I now call upon you, sir, to explain, ‘Where is our snack bar?’” a senior member of the legislature said as he stood.

Purcell to focus on role of local governments in serving common good

Purcell to focus on role of local governments in serving common good

Bill Purcell, former mayor of Nashville, Tenn., will speak at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater. He is the second speaker for the week focusing on “Applied Ethics: Government and the Search for the Common Good.”

This is Purcell’s second time speaking at the Chautauqua Institution. The last time he was here was in 2007; he spoke as both a morning and afternoon lecturer. He said he’s looking forward to speaking again and that it’s an honor to be speaking alongside the others for the week.