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The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies

The Myth of Human Progress

and the Collapse of Complex Societies

Erik Mauer (CC BY 2.0)

A Truthdig talk by Chris Hedges

with discussion led by Robert Scheer

The myth of human progress, the unexamined belief in the ability of our industrial and technological society to save us from collapse, is a form of magical thinking. These forces, in fact, will ensure that the descent will be swifter and more brutal. Chris Hedges will examine this myth and others that have left us collectively self-deluded. He will look at effective forms of resistance and rebellion in an age of totalitarian capitalism and at ways to keep our lives whole and sane as we begin to face the great unraveling.

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges' talk will be followed by a conversation with Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer and a Q & A with the audience.

Event Information

Hedges in Person: The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies
Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club
1210 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401


$100: Limited Gold Circle (premier seating plus admission to reception)
$60: Silver Circle (preferred seating plus admission to reception)
$25: General Admission
$15: Veterans & Students (with ID)

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DIESEL bookstore will sell books by both authors in the lobby before and after the presentation.

Event Co-Sponsors

Addicted to War
Global Voices for Justice
KPFK, official media sponsor
Palisadians for Peace

KPFK - 90.7 FM


From the 10 Fwy:
Take the 4th Street exit.
Turn right onto 4th Street.
The venue is on the lefthand side of the street between Arizona and Wilshire.

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Public parking is available in the Downtown Santa Monica Parking Structures.
Structure 1, on 4th Street between Arizona and Wilshire, is right next door.

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