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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

The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520286764
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Published: University of California Press - January 17th, 2017

July 2017

Tuesday, July 11th at 6:30 PM

In this groundbreaking book, Aldon D. Morris delivers a wholly new narrative of American Intellectual and social history that places one of the nation's key thinkers, W.E.B. Du Bois, at the center. "Don't miss this pioneering text!"-Cornel West. * Winner of 2016 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award, American Sociological Association; *2016 Robert Ezra Park Award for Sociological Practice, Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology; *2016 R.R. Hawkins Award, PROSE Award for Excellence; *2016 Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award, Association for Humanist Sociology.

The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608467235
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Published: Haymarket Books - April 11th, 2017

August 2017

Tuesday, August 8th at 6:30 PM

The Violent American Century addresses the US-led transformation in military strategy and war-making that followed--beginning with proxy wars, continuing with Cold War nuclear terror, and ending with the asymmetrical conflicts of today. The American military playbook now combines brute force with a focus on counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, clandestine operations, a vast web of overseas military bases, and the fiction of "precision" warfare. The culmination of decades of scholarly research and thoughtful analysis,The Violent American Century provides a devasting critique of American power and a sobering tally of its appalling toll.

"A timely, compact, and utterly compelling expose." -Andrew J. Bacevich