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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. In these engrossing, essay-length interviews, which address the topics of war, religion, the global economy, and social change, Amy Goodman, host of the popular radio program Democracy Now, speaks about the role of the independent media as gatekeeper and witness; Lani Guinier, author of Tyranny of the Majority, 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; Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, explores the American Dream and exposes the myth of the "good war"; economist Juliet Schor, author of Born to Buy and The Overspent American, explains why Americans are willing to sacrifice quality of life to attain financial success; former "mall rat" Naomi Klein, author of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, urges readers to go global while fighting global conglomerates; and Katha Pollitt, author of Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism, employs her incisive wit to explore what it really means to be a feminist in the Twenty First century.
For anyone who has been moved by idealism and longed to become a more proactive citizen, this collection offers a range of stories on how progressive ethics can inform, inspire, and ultimately transform lives.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Brian Palmer, Ph.D., and Kate Holbrook were voted Harvard's best young faculty member and teaching fellow, respectively. Ann S. Kim and Anna Portnoy joined them as teaching fellows and documentary filmmakers.
Table of Contents
|1||History and Investigations: Asking the Questions|
|Howard Zinn, historian||3|
|Elaine Scarry, literary scholar||25|
|Noam Chomsky, linguist||43|
|2||Labor and Economy: Working It Out|
|Robert Reich, political scholar||63|
|Juliet Schor, economist||77|
|Aaron Feuerstein, corporate leader||95|
|Naomi Klein, journalist||107|
|3||Diversity and Equality: Balancing the Scales.|
|Lani Guinier, legal scholar||123|
|Katha Pollitt, writer||145|
|4||Brutality, Bloodshed, and Resolution: A Violent Inheritance|
|Martha Minow, legal scholar||163|
|Swanee Hunt, diplomat||175|
|Jennifer Leaning, physician||189|
|5||Religion and Ethics: In Search of Global Values|
|Harvey Cox, theologian||209|
|Peter Singer, ethicist||221|
|6||Distance and Proximity: Closing the Gap|
|Paul Farmer, physician||233|
|Amy Goodman, journalist||243|