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Doug Dowd - "Blues for America"
Date Wednesday June 28
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorPeninsula Peace and Justice Center
Doug Dowd

Blues for America
A farewell lecture

Perennial favorite lecturer, teacher, author and radical political economist, Doug Dowd will soon be moving permanently to Italy. Doug has been a long time friend of Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, presenting lectures and his renowned economics classes; please join us as we warmly wish him a fond farewell.

Doug’s long and distinguished career has been characterized by a fruitful marriage of scholarship and activism. Doug belongs within an indigenous American tradition of dissenting radicalism whose most famous — perhaps notorious — representatives are Thorstein Veblen and C. Wright Mills. He has been an articulate and persistent critic of the American experience for more than forty years, engaging both students and the wider public. In 1997, he published his semiautobiographical economic history of the U.S., Blues for America. It exemplifies Dowd's scholarly engagement in public life, meshing together the personal, the professional, and the political.

$10 - $20 suggested donation; the talk will be followed by a reception.

Sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center. For more information, contact PPJC at 650-326-8837 or visit http://www.peaceandjustice.org
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 7th, 2006 5:31 PM

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