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 FRIDAY, APRIL 26 at 1:00 pm - Discussion for Praxis Members
  Please note earlier time than our usual Friday Programs.
Discussion with DAVID KORTEN
About his paper, "Eco-nomics for an Ecological Civilization."
If you are a Praxis member and have not received this paper, please email: [email protected]
FRIDAY, MAY 10 at 4:00 pm on Zoom
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                  RICHARD L. ABEL
                      How Autocrats Attack Expertise and Abuse Power
 With Trump as the Republican Party's nominee, we are again facing a plethora of disinformation, anti-science rhetoric, and outright fascist talking points and policies. Abel will talk about the slippery slope from democracy to dictatorship to autocracy that has been the right wing path in America. The assault on science has been a threat to our health and safety. Autocrats attack professional expertise in an Orwellian world, where "ignorance is strength" and where, as Hannah  Arendt wrote, "people believe everything and nothing." Many people have lost faith in governance because of the dangerous disinformation campaigns and the media's complicity in them. The both-siderism that equates falsehood with truth and values uneducated opinions on par with educated ones has made reality relative. Richard Abel will explain how this works and what we can do about it.
Richard Abel, PhD, is a professor of law, a specialist in African Law Studies and a renowned socio-legal scholar. He received a BA from Harvard University, an LLB from Columbia University and his PhD from the University of London where he was a Marshall Scholar. He has been a member of the faculty of the UCLA School of Law since 1974 and is a past president of the Law and Society Association and editor of the Law and Science Review. Our program will focus on his books, How Autocrats Attack Expertise and How Autocrats Abuse Power. His new book includes an introduction by U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-CT).
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Sunday, November 10, 2019
GEORGE LAKOFF, Cognitive Scientist, author

June 16 - 22, 2019 - Mondragón, SPAIN
Mondragón Seminar & Tour

Saturday, April 13, 2019
PETER GABEL, author and founder of New College of CA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MICHAEL BRUNE, Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019
GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA and founder of the California Progressive Alliance

Sunday, December 2, 2018
H. BRUCE FRANKLIN, Cultural Historian and Author

Monday, October 22, 2018
GAR ALPEROVITZ, Historian and Political Economist

October 22, 2018
ELLEN BROWN, Attorney, Co-Founder of the Public Banking Institute, Author

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