The Lost Massey Lectures: Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers

October 1, 2007|
The Lost Massey Lectures: Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers by John Galbraith
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The CBC Massey Lectures, Canada''s preeminent public lecture series, are for many of us a highly anticipated annual feast of ideas. However, some of the finest lectures, by some of the greatest minds of modern times, have been lost for many years -- unavailable to the public in any form. Important thinkers whose Massey Lectures are lamentably out of print include the likes of Martin Luther King, Jr., John Kenneth Galbraith, Jane Jacobs, Paul Goodman, and Eric Kierans. Each of these lecturers spoke on a subject at the heart of their intellectual and spiritual concerns -- King on race and prejudice, Galbraith on economics and poverty, Jacobs on Canadian cities and Quebec separatism, Goodman on the moral ambiguity of America, Kierans on globalism and the nation-state -- and their words are not only of considerable historical significance but remain hugely relevant to the problems we face today. At last, a selection of these "lost" lectures is available to a world so hungry for, and yet in such short supply of, innovative ideas. The Lost Massey Lectures includes an introduction by Bernie Lucht, who has been the executive producer of CBC Radio''s Ideas and the Massey Lectures since 1984.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was a Canadian-born American economist, public servant, and writer. Born in Iona Station, Ontario, he earned a B.Sc. degree (1931) from the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph and M.Sc (1933) and a Ph.D. degree (1934) from the University of California, Berkeley, and later studied in England at Camb...
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Title:The Lost Massey Lectures: Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8.1 X 5.25 X 1.05 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.1 X 5.25 X 1.05 in
Published:October 1, 2007
Publisher:House Of Anansi Press Inc
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780887842177

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