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Bernie Lucht7:30 pm, February 9, Young Auditorium

New Collection of Human Thought and Vision

How can one find private space in a wired world? How does cognitive dissonance prevent human beings from taking responsibility for their blunders? Is British Society Western civilization's canary in the coal mine? This mind-blowing collection covers a vast terrain, from Eastern and Western views of politics and religion to the possibility of achieving human immortality through computers; from new questions about nature versus nurture to whether the planet can be saved through the miracle of trees.

Join the folks at CBC radio and Gooselane Books at Camosun College for a launch of the new “Ideas” book, beginning at 7:30 pm on February 9 in the Young Auditorium (Lansdowne campus). There will be a reading, a question-and-answer period, and a book signing session.

More about Ideas for a New Century

Ideas for a New CenturyThe collection gathers thought-provoking interviews from recent broadcasts of the popular CBC Radio program Ideas, most of them in the company of Ideas host Paul Kennedy. In these provocative conversations, great public intellectuals of our time reflect on where civilization is heading, addressing topics such as the environment, social engineering, human rights, and the quest for truth. Compiled and edited by long-time Ideas executive producer Bernie Lucht, this volume explores the ideas of twenty inspiring thinkers, including Louise Arbour, David Schindler, Jerome Kagan, John Gray, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Lenore Tieffer, Nat Hentoff, Theodore Dalrymple, Mark Lilla, and many others.


More about editor Bernie Lucht

Bernie Lucht is the executive producer of two CBC Radio One programs: the long-running, nightly series, Ideas, and the Sunday afternoon program of religious and spiritual exploration, Tapestry. As executive producer of Ideas, Lucht is responsible for the overall editorial and creative direction of the program. He also commissions and organizes the annual CBC Massey Lectures series. He has supervised several major CBC network specials, including The Gorbachev Revolution by Gwynne Dyer (1990) and From Naked Ape to Superspecies by David Suzuki (1998). Under his leadership, Ideas has won many awards and received national and international recognition for the quality of its work. Lucht is a senior fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto. In 1998, he was awarded The John Drainie Award for Distinguished Contribution to Broadcasting by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists.

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