IN DEEP shows are recorded at two venues on the San Francisco Peninsula:
Our Thursday noon shows are staged at the Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, in Redwood City. Parking is one block away at the Marshall parking garage, where the first 90 minutes are free.
Seating for Dragon shows is always free.
Evening shows are at Kepler’s Books. Angie is journalist in residence with the Kepler’s Literary Foundation (KLF); the audio from her series there becomes IN DEEP episodes. The KLF schedule varies, and some shows may have a seating charge. Free parking is underneath the building; enter from Santa Cruz Avenue.
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|Date and Location||Event|
|Thursday, Sept 6, 2018 12noon
2120 Broadway Redwood City
|H. Bruce Franklin, From the Good War to the Forever War
This Thursday the In Deep team is thrilled to host one of America’s most storied, experienced, and deepest thinkers on the country’s history with war and revolution.
Born in 1934, Bruce Franklin has watched the country and its wars evolve – even as he changed right along with them. The Rutgers scholar once embraced conservative philosophies. Then came the Vietnam War, and his work with Vietnamese freedom fighters; his embrace of communist philosophy; and his firing from Stanford for inciting to riot, followed by several years of academic blacklisting.
Now he’s produced the latest of his many books, Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War. It tracks his own evolution with that of a country that seems eternally mired in unwinnable wars and dysfunctional governments. And it finds alarming parallels between America’s foreign military exploits and the equally brutal tactics used on the home front to crush organized labor, antiwar, and civil rights movements.
H. BRUCE FRANKLIN is a former Air Force navigator and intelligence officer, a progressive activist, and the John Cotton Dana Professor of English and American Studies, emeritus at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He is the author or editor of nineteen books, and has received lifetime achievement awards from the American Studies Association and other major academic organizations.
|Saturday, September 8, 2018
4:00 to 5:00PM
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
|Chris Hedges hasn’t given up on America.
That may not be the immediate impression from his reporting, nor from his books, where he describes “the opioid crisis, the retreat into gambling to cope with economic distress, the pornification of culture, the rise of magical thinking, the celebration of sadism, hate, and plagues of suicides.” But grasping the unvarnished reality is essential to fixing everything that’s gone wrong both nationally and worldwide.
Hedges’ work, from his contribution to the New York Time’s 2002 Pulitzer Prize to his most recent book America: The Farewell Tour urges us not to compromise as we assess today’s political and societal realities. And he says that neither mainstream political party addresses our systemic problems – nor can they, until our country’s “corporate coup d’état” is reversed.
Chris Hedges served as a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades for The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio. His bestselling books include American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacyand the Triumph of Spectacle, and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. Hedges is a Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute and writes an online column for the web site Truthdig.
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