Is civil society possible in America, as polarized as it is, when basic civility seems like too much to expect? Benjamin Barber, one of America’s “major political intellectuals” will be addressing this question at City Tech in downtown Brooklyn on November 16, free and open to the public.
Given the current atmosphere of political discourse, there has possibly never been a more timely talk, although considering it is scheduled for two weeks after the election, timing may in fact, limit its impact.
Even if it cannot inform our decision making process or help “restore sanity” before election-day, however, this talk still promises to be educational and probably even interesting.
Mr. Barber has authored an impressive number of influential books on the topics of political science, societies and culture spanning the last 3 decades, the best known of his works being, perhaps, Jihad vs McWorld (1995), and Strong Democracy (1984), both of which are international best sellers.
Mr. Barber, it would seem, knows a little something about the topic.
Don’t miss this opportunity, scheduled for November 16th, 4 pm at City Tech’s Atrium Theater, 300 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Free and open to the public.
See the online flyer here for more information.