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Tagged with “culture” (3)

  1. Naomi Klein’s Critical Art: Branding, Obama, Politics

    Ten years ago, Naomi Klein wrote "No Logo" - an attack on big money advertising. We talk with her about how the corporate world struck back, and politics in the age of "brand" Obama.

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  2. Jonathan Safran Foer: Eating Animals

    Written with the verve readers know from his novels, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer’s first nonfiction book — Eating Animals — grew out of his need to justify dietary decisions to his children.

    A vegetarian and sometime vegan, Foer carefully examines the stories we tell ourselves about what we eat, considering notions of comfort, tradition, and culture. He blends his memories of the roles food played in his childhood with literary representations of meals; reviews various philosophies of food; and conducts his own investigations into factory farms. Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800 Location: Washington, D.C., Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Sixth and I Historic Synagogue Program and discussion:

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    The failure of science to address questions of meaning, morality, and values, notes neuroscientist Sam Harris, has become the primary justification for religious faith. In doubting our ability to address questions of meaning and morality through rational argument and scientific inquiry, we offer a mandate to religious dogmatism, superstition, and sectarian conflict. The greater the doubt, the greater the impetus to nurture divisive delusions.

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