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Sunday Morning Discussion Group
January 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
The adult discussion group meets at 8:30 am on January 27th in room 226. All are welcome.
Next Sunday (January 27th) the group with continue discussion a video of a talk by Martha Nussbaum. Information about the viedo is below. The video may be downloaded using the Foxfire program with the FVD add on. Maybe the Video may be downloaded using Microsoft EDGE in Windows 10.
The link to the presentation is:
Martha Nussbaum: “The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis”
Posted By Tim Hains 26 July 2018
Via Politics & Prose on Connecticut Ave.: Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the Law School and in the Philosophy Department at the University of Chicago. She is the author of “The Monarchy of Fear,” at Politics and Prose on 7/9/18. The book is an attempt to cut through the acrimony of today’s political landscape to analyze the Trump era through one simple truth: that the political is always emotional. Starting there, she shows how globalization has produced feelings of powerlessness that have in turn fed resentment and blame. These have erupted into hostility against immigrants, women, Muslims, people of color, and cultural elites. Drawing on examples from ancient Greece to Hamilton, Nussbaum shows how anger and fear inflame people on both the left and right; by illuminating the powerful role these passions play in public life, she points to ways we can avoid getting caught up in the vitriol that sustains and perpetuates divisive politics.