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The Captive Mind Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679728566
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Published: Vintage - August 11th, 1990

April 2017

Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30 PM

Written in the early 1950's, when Eastern Europe was in the grip of Stalinism and many Western intellectuals placed their hopes in the new order of the East, this classic work reveals in fascinating detail the often beguiling allure of totalitarian rule to people of all political beliefs and its frightening effects on the minds of those who embrace it. "A central text in the modern effort to understand totalitarianism." The New York Times Book Review

Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780847690473
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - December 13th, 2000

May 2017

Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30 PM

Freire is one of the great educational philosophers and reformers of the 20th and 21st century. Stanley Aronowitz in his introduction to the book says, "Pedagogy of Freedom, Paulo Freire's last will and testament, is his best book since Pedagogy of the Oppressed."

Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101983829
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Published: Dutton Books - March 7th, 2017

June 2017

Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 PM

It's raining bad data, half truths,and fake news out there--and some of this nonsense is having devastating consequences. Daniel Levitin shows how corporate and government reports, statistics, and news stories can mislead, and reveals the ways lying weasels use them. What makes lies dangerous is the certainty with which people are prone to believe in them. Here is how to fix that. "Serves as a kind of Strunk and White for sloppy thinkers."-New York Journal of Books