Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Aug. 18: Chris Hedges @ Mid-Manhattan Library

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library presents:
"The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress,"
with Chris Hedges, acclaimed journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winner.

Mid-Manhattan Library (On the 6th Floor)
(Map and directions)

One of the great moral voices of our age, who writes a hugely influential weekly column for the progressive news site Truthdig, insists that unless we begin to stand fast around moral imperatives, ones we cannot abandon while remaining willing to fight the formal systems of power, we will be complicit in our self-annihilation. He has the rare combination of decades of experience reporting from conflict zones in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans and the erudition one would expect from a student of Christian ethics and the classics at Harvard University. He prizes the truth over news and facts and in the pursuit of truth he has risked his career and even his life.
From Caroltheartist

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