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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.

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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. 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.'

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807003053
Editor:
Holbrook, Kate
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Editor:
Kim, Ann S.
Editor:
Palmer, Brian
Editor:
Holbrook, Kate
Author:
Holbrook, Kate
Author:
Palmer, Brian
Author:
Portnoy, Anna
Author:
Kim, Ann S.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Social values
Subject:
Social justice
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .7 in .9063 lb

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"Synopsis" by , '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.'

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