Thursday, May 14, 2015

literature seminar discussion topic #1

Some of you have expressed the desire to dig deeper into literature in our last few weeks in order to better understand how it reflects and illuminates elements of our cultures and ourselves. So, for your consideration (& the first in a series): "The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies" by Chris Hedges.  Please read the piece and list your observations and questions so that we can discuss them.

In a well-reasoned comment to this post, please also take a position on Hedges' thesis:

The most prescient portrait of the American character and our ultimate fate as a species is found in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”

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