Written by with Howard Zinn, Amy Goodman, Naomi Klein, Robert Reich, Juliet Schor, Katha Pollitt, Paul F
Release date: February 1, 2006 | ISBN-10: 0807003050 | ISBN-13: 978-0807003053 | Edition: 1
Global Values 101 grew out of one of the most popular courses ever offered at Harvard University, in which some of the most original thinkers of our day sat down with students and explored how ideas have made them—and can make us—more engaged, involved, and compassionate citizens. They addressed the topics of war, religion, the global economy, and social change: Amy Goodman, host of the popular radio program Democracy Now as well as the author of The Exception to the Ruler, speaks about the role of the citizen and the media in a free society; Lani Guinier reveals that students' SAT scores more accurately describe the kind of car their parents drive than the grades they will earn in college and shows the way to a more equitable college admissions system; Juliet Schor, author of Born to Buy and The Overspent American, discusses the evolution of personal responsibility in a consumer culture; and Robert Reich, author of Locked in the Cabinet, tells us to get involved in politics because, if you want to see change, you have to make change happen.
For anyone who has been moved by idealism and wondered how to become an engaged citizen, this collection offers a range of stories on how progressive ideals can inform, inspire, engage, and ultimately change lives.
Other contributors include Harvey Cox, Katha Pollitt, Howard Zinn, Diana Eck, and Naomi Klein.
"What is the value of literature in ethical and political discussions?" "Does there need to be a shift in identity . . . for women to . . . gain power in political decision making?" Such monumental questions of individual and universal human behavior are just par for the course in Harvard professor Brian Palmer's seminar on "Personal Choice and Global Transformation." Scheduled to debut on September 12, 2001, the events of the previous day immediately endowed Palmer's curriculum with an urgent imperative, one he and his students explored with the help of guest speakers who represented the vanguard of their particular spheres of influence. From linguist Noam Chomsky to former secretary of labor Robert Reich to legal scholar Lani Guinier to Partners in Health founder Dr. Paul Farmer, the speakers responded to students' probing questions with earnest candor and decisive intensity. The 16 interviews gathered here form a cohesive, essential primer on what it means, and what it takes, to be a responsive and responsible world citizen in today's turbulent times. Carol Haggas
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A compilation of interviews from a popular, top ranked Harvard class. The guests, such as Robert Reich and Lani Guinier, provide thoughtful and thought provoking concepts and insides on today's world. The insights serve to open the reader's mind and encourage thoughtful reflection.—Donna O. Dziedzic (PLA) AAUP Best of the Best Program
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press; 1 edition (February 1, 2006)
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