Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
5:30pm

A Thousand Small Sanities

with Adam Gopnik
Hosted by Peter Schneider

A Thousand Small Sanities

with Adam Gopnik
Hosted by Peter Schneider
28
Monday
Oct
2019
5:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Adam Gopnik - Photo by Brigitte Lacombe
A Thousand Small Sanities is a manifesto rooted in the lives of people who invented and extended the liberal tradition. Taking us from Montaigne to Mill, and from Middlemarch to the civil rights movement, Adam Gopnik argues that liberalism is not a form of centrism, nor simply another word for free markets, nor merely a term denoting a set of rights. It is something far more ambitious: the search for radical change by humane measures. Gopnik shows us why liberalism is one of the great moral adventures in human history—and why, in an age of autocracy, our lives may depend on its continuation.
 
Peter Schneider sits down with the New York Times-bestselling author to discuss the crisis facing liberal democracy in North America and around the world.
 
Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs. 

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