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Ideas for a new century

Author: Bernie Lucht
Publisher: Fredericton, N.B. : Goose Lane, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In these dialogues - most of them in the company of Ideas host Paul Kennedy - some of the great intellectuals of our time reflect, interject, and project on the course of human civilization, addressing topics such as social engineering and human rights; the directions of science and technology; the influence of art, music, and literature; and the quest for truth." "Compiled and edited by Bernie Lucht, this volume  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Entretiens
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernie Lucht
ISBN: 9780864925145 086492514X
OCLC Number: 232131195
Description: 407 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The "Idea" of the Interview / Paul Kennedy --
Introduction / Bernie Lucht --
What Is an Idea? / Lister Sinclair --
2. The Culture of Society --
Radical Imperfection / John Gray --
Political Theology / Mark Lilla --
Novelty and Coherence / Jerome Kagan --
The "Vulgarity" Correspondent / Theodore Dalrymple --
Cognitive Dissonance / Elliot Aronson --
Phallocentrism / Leonore Tiefer --
3. Canada and the World --
Breaking the Bargain / Donald Savoie --
Mission Possible / Anne Golden --
From Charity to Entitlement / Louise Arbour --
4. The Eye, The Word, and The Ear --
The Light that Filled the Bed / Mary Pratt --
A Beautiful Nasty World / Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun --
Freedom and All that Jazz / Nat Hentoff.
Responsibility: edited by Bernie Lucht.
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"In these dialogues - most of them in the company of Ideas host Paul Kennedy - some of the great intellectuals of our time reflect, interject, and project on the course of human civilization, addressing topics such as social engineering and human rights; the directions of science and technology; the influence of art, music, and literature; and the quest for truth." "Compiled and edited by Bernie Lucht, this volume explores the ideas of eighteen inspiring thinkers."--Jacket.

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