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Robert Scheer on The Pornography of Power
Date Thursday June 26
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall
505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto
(Wheelchair accessible)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorPeninsula Peace and Justice Center
Emailppjc [at] peaceandjustice.org
Phone650-326-8837
Address457 Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Robert Scheer
Columnist for the LA Times

Presents his new book:
The Pornography of Power
How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America

In the course of his forty-year-career as one of America's most admired journalists, Robert Scheer's work has been praised by Gore Vidal, Susan Sontag, and Joan Didion, who deems him "one of the best reporters of our time." Now, Scheer brings a lifetime of wisdom and experience to one of the most overlooked and dangerous issues of our time -- the destructive influence of America's military-industrial complex.

Scheer examines the expansion of our military presence throughout the world, our insane nuclear strategy, the immorality of corporations profiting in Iraq, and the arrogance of our foreign policy. Although Scheer is a liberal, his view echoes that of former Republican president General Dwight Eisenhower, who, in his farewell speech to the American people, spoke prophetically about need to guard against the growing influence of the military-industrial complex. In George W. Bush's America, politicians like Ike and Richard Nixon seem like prudent centrists.

The views of libertarians, liberals, and pacifists are often overlooked or ignored by America's mainstream media. The Pornography of Power is the culmination of a respected journalist's efforts to change the terms of debate. At a time when many are exploiting fears of terrorist attacks and only a few national leaders are willing to advocate cuts in defense spending, nuclear disarmament, and restrained use of American force, Robert Scheer has written a manifesto for enlightened reform.

Copies of The Pornography of Power will be available for purchase and signing.

$7 ~ $15 suggested donation.
Presented by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.

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