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Morris Berman, "9/11 and Counting: How Far Have We Come?"

November 19, 2013

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library

Sharon Kirk

Public Lecture and book signing in Northen Auditorium by Morris Berman. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Class of '63 Scholars-in-Residence Fund.

Berman, a cultural historian, social critic, and public intellectual, has written widely about the history of consciousness, civilization, and contemporary American culture. He has a BA in mathematics from Cornell and a Ph.D. in the history of science from Johns Hopkins. He has held a number of academic appointments at major universities, and currently lives in Mexico (see his blog at for more details).

Berman will be interviewed by Larry Boetsch on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:00 p.m. on WLUR Radio.

During his public lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 19, titled "9/11 and Counting: How Far Have We Come?," in his clear and direct manner, he will present these questions to his audience: In the wake of the Boston marathon bombings that took place earlier this year, Americans were suddenly made aware of the fact that the “war on terror” was far from over. What have we learned since the attack on the World Trade Center? Do we understand our motives, and the motives of our enemies? Or are we stuck in a kind of unconscious “programming” that makes these attacks inevitable? After twelve years, it’s time to take a closer look.