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Adult Education: Conversations that Matter

  • Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am10:00am
  • Location:Library

After Babel

We conclude this series with a discussion of Jonathan Haidt’s provocative essay: “Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.” This piece from The Atlantic Monthly has generated considerable debate over the past month. He begins with the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis and suggests that it’s the “best metaphor I have found for what happened to America in the 2010s, and for the fractured country we now inhabit.” (Click here for the article.)

Haidt is a social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business. He is the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (Vintage, 2013) and the co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (Penguin, 2019).

Join us on Sunday, May 22, at 9:00 a.m. in the library (face masks required). Led by Ken Kovacs.
Image: Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1593).

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