Monday, 18 February 2013

Too Big Not To Fail? by John Andrews / February 17th, 2013

'I recently started to have an interesting conversation with David Cromwell, author of “Private Planet” and “Why are we the good guys?”, and co-editor of the superb British website Media Lens. I had just finished reading his latest excellent book (good guys) and wanted to congratulate him on his efforts. I also had a couple of points I wanted to discuss with him, one of which concerned a chapter titled “Global Climate Crime”.
The chapter is about the very serious issue of the effects of human beings upon global climate. David concludes the chapter with a section headed “The Eightfold Nay: The Great Unmentionables of Climate Coverage.” He introduces the Eightfold Nay (an eight-point list) with these words:  [H]ere are eight key issues [about climate crime] that are not being discussed at length by ‘mainstream’ politicians, academics and the media:”
I don’t disagree with any of the eight points listed. What I wanted to raise with David was something that was not on his list – something which, as far as I’m concerned, not only deserved to be there, it should have headed it: the issue of human overpopulation.'

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Point Loma Writers: A Conversation with Christopher Hedges

Author and journalist Christopher Hedges speaks of the despair, destruction, love and truth that he found during his long career of covering wars and social justice throughout the world. Hedges is interviewed by Dean Nelson as part of the 17th annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Series: "Writer's Symposium By The Sea" [4/2012] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 22837]

Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Present as History

The Present as History

"The Present as History" offers a rare opportunity for renowned scholars to address current issues of global power and post-election America in both historical and political terms - Institute for Comparative Literature and Society