February 10th Luncheon Featuring Molly McCartney – Co-Author America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts

Never doubt that the power of America’s political and industrial “war machine” drive U.S. policy no matter who is president!

Join us on Saturday, February 10th to hear from Molly Sinclair McCartney, co-author with James McCartney of the book America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts, which documents the expansion of the military-industrial complex and provides a history of American warmongering over the past half century.

The book is based on the reporting experience of her husband — James McCartney, who covered national security for the Knight Ridder Washington bureau and reported from more than 30 countries. He was in Vietnam, the Middle East and the Soviet Union, writing about hot war and cold war, nuclear proliferation and all the other pressing issues of the moment.  He was working on the draft manuscript for the book when he died in 2011.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Molly McCartney worked as a newspaper reporter for more than 30 years, including 14 years at the Washington Post and 10 years at the Miami Herald. She has traveled widely in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. She was a Fellow in the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University in 1997.  And she was appointed as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in 2012 to do the research and interviews needed to complete America’s War Machine.  Although a few years old, the book is extremely timely and relevant in the age of Trump and will be available for purchase at the event.








Reservations are required – deadline is Wednesday, February 7th

Please read instructions below carefully.

To make a reservation, e-mail reserve@sarasotadems.com and

  1. Your name and the name of your guests
  2. Your menu choices

You can also leave that information on our voice mail at 941-379-9233.


The Francis – 1289 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota
(Between Louie’s Modern and Clasico)

Parking is available on the street and in the Palm Avenue Garage.


Check in starts at 11 a.m. The program begins at noon.

Please do not arrive before 11:00 a.m.

Cost / Payment

Cost for Members is $26 each.

Cost for non-members or walk-in’s is $28 each.

You may pay by cash, credit card, or with a check made payable to the DCS. Please fill out your checks ahead of time.


  • Chicken Saltimbocca | Tomato Artichoke Salad, Lemon Caper
    Sauce, Olive Oil & Herb Crushed Yukon Gold Potato
  • Vegetarian Option – Roasted Spaghetti Squash | Saffron Red Pepper Puree, Toasted
    Pumpkin Seed & Micro Green Salad


IMPORTANT – Reservation due by Wednesday, February 7th. Cancellations must also be made by February 7th or you will be billed.

Democratic Club of Sarasota