Attn, NY Reasonoids: Good Debate on Sept. 30


Reflections on the Future: Thinking Politically in the 21st Century
Friday 30 September 2005, 6.30 pm
Free Event. Arrive early.
CUNY Graduate Center

The New York Salon proudly announces Reflections on the Future, a public debate featuring renowned authors Russell Jacoby, Richard Sennett, and Frank Furedi, and moderated by WNYC's Brian Lehrer.

Reflections on the Future will examine the nature of politics at the start of the 21st Century. It seems that the traditional conception of Left and Right means less than ever. This trend was vividly apparent in the 2004 election, when few on either side were excited by their party's own platform. Political positions were defined negatively. Liberals were rarely for Kerry so much as against Bush. Conservatives were not so much united behind Bush as they were against liberals. Even the categories 'liberal' and 'conservative' seemed increasingly meaningless amidst independent, libertarian, neoconservative, moderate, or simply apathetic voters.

More here.

Let us now praise Brit sociologist Frank Furedi in particular. Which I've done here and here.