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FDL Book Salon: The Age of Fallibility by George Soros

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I am so pleased to announce the latest addition to the FDL Book Salon schedule:  On Sunday July 15 & 23 we’ll be hosting a discussion of George Soros’ The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror, and on July 23 George himself will be joining us for the discussion. 

I’ve read an advanced copy of the book, and being the political philosophy nerd that I am, it was such an intriguing read on so many levels.  The neocons who have overtaken the foreign and military policies in this nation are not going to be happy with the political philosophy that Mr. Soros details — just as Leo Strauss would not agree, I also doubt that Dick Cheney will be joining the Soros fan club any time soon.

The first half of the book details the philosophical and biographical roots (to some extent) of the formation of Mr. Soros’ core beliefs and how they have guided him throughout his lifetime.  The second half of the book details the issues which we face as a nation, and as an interactive world where corporate and individual interests are often merged with the global-political need for cooperation and negotiation writ large. 

The Age of Fallibility also calls into question the fundamental flaws of the false "War on Terror" public relations meme that the Bush Administration has used in the political realm to prop itself up again and again, all the while George Bush’s foreign, economic and military policies are failing to address the issues at the roots of the rise of fundamentalist Islam and the public decline of moderate positions worldwide in both the religious and political realms, and the ever-increasing disparity in economic situations and the resentment that such disparity can cause, along with the loss of hope and ever-increasing anger.

Whatever your political affiliation, this is a book which will start some serious conversation — and ought to do so, considering the issues of import which Mr. Soros’ singles out as needing more in-depth analysis and cooperative efforts globally:  nuclear non-proliferation and environmental degradation, as the primary questions of our age.

We are very pleased that Mr. Soros has agreed to join us in the FDL Book Salon on July 23rd.  We hope that you will join us on July 15th (when we will have a special guest host, to be announced soon) and again on July 23rd with Mr. Soros for an important conversation about the values that guide us at our core, and how to implement those values for a greater benefit,with an eye toward more cooperation and a more multi-lateral approach to foreign policy — one which is sorely lacking in the current Administration.

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PS — I meant to also include a link to Mr. Soros’ website, which includes much more information about the book.

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FDL Book Salon: The Age of Fallibility by George Soros

 soros book.jpg

I am so pleased to announce the latest addition to the FDL Book Salon schedule:  On Sunday July 15 & 23 we’ll be hosting a discussion of George Soros’ The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror, and on July 23 George himself will be joining us for the discussion. 

I’ve read an advanced copy of the book, and being the political philosophy nerd that I am, it was such an intriguing read on so many levels.  The neocons who have overtaken the foreign and military policies in this nation are not going to be happy with the political philosophy that Mr. Soros details — just as Leo Strauss would not agree, I also doubt that Dick Cheney will be joining the Soros fan club any time soon.

The first half of the book details the philosophical and biographical roots (to some extent) of the formation of Mr. Soros’ core beliefs and how they have guided him throughout his lifetime.  The second half of the book details the issues which we face as a nation, and as an interactive world where corporate and individual interests are often merged with the global-political need for cooperation and negotiation writ (more…)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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