What are the true sins of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation? There are many, but among them is the degradation of the journalistic institution itself, and as a result, the health of the planet. Here is a piece I wrote for Grist where I explain:
Join us at the book launch (and my birthday celebration).
It’s at 7:30 PM at the LA Press Club (Steve Allen Theater) on August 11, 2011.
4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Here’s a piece of press.
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How Google affects our knowledge, our politics, our privacy, and our public projects and why we should be concerned, with University of Virginia professsor Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry);
Then, Religion, politics, the so-called God Gap, and how it’s all changing, with Harvard professor and author of Bowling Alone, Robert Putnam, And University of Notre Dame professor David Campbell. Together, they authored American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.
AND on the Scholars’ Circle: more crackdowns in Syria, Saudi Arabia’s counter revolution, and the diplomatic and economic relationships that matter among the Arab States and with the West.
Scholars’ Circle guests: Professor John Esposito, Founding Dir. of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown Univ. and author of more than 35 books including, Islam: The Straight Path. Nader Hashemi, professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at University of Denver, and co-editor of, The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future. Mehran Kamrava is Director of the Center for International & Regional Studies and the editor of, The New Voices of Islam: Rethinking Politics and Modernity.
Political power: what is political power? Who has power? How is it changing? And who will be the new powerful? WPRR Fri, KPFT Sat, KPFK Sun (noon). www.kpfk.org for archives. A roundtable with Joseph Nye, Guilio Gallarotti and Erica Chenowith.
How political systems developed, and how and why they decay: A discussion with Francis Fukuyama.