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Lewis Lapham Event - "Playing with Fire: Education for the 21st Century"

Lewis Lapham Event - "Playing with Fire: Education for the 21st Century"

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On Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 2:00 PM, the San Francisco Waldorf High School Lecture Series presents: "Playing with Fire: Education for the 21st Century " A Conversation with Lewis H. Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, a magazine of history and ideas, and former editor of Harper’s Magazine. Mr. Lapham is the author of numerous books, including Money and Class in America, Theater of War, Gag Rule, and, most recently, Pretensions to Empire. and Michael Krasny, host of KQED's Forum and Professor of English at San Francisco State University Location: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, (onsite parking) Time: 2:00 PM, Book signing to follow For reservations and information: please RSVP online at, email us at or leave a message on our Events Hotline at (415) 213-6194. Suggested donation $10.00 What would an ideal education for America in the 21st century look like? What subjects are most relevant today and how are they best taught? What is the role of the humanities in our technological age? How do we foster a love for learning, the desire to seek truth, and the will to understand in our children? Please join us for an inspiring conversation with esteemed writer and editor Lewis Lapham and veteran interviewer Michael Krasny on the changing role of education in history, including its vital place in our time. If, according to Lapham, “What makes men and women free is learning to trust their own thought, possess their own history, speak in their own voices,” then a revolution in learning is necessary to nourish a free and democratic society. Lewis H. Lapham is among the most distinguished writers and editors of our time. His style and intellectual influence have been compared to Mark Twain by Vanity Fair and to H.L. Mencken by the New York Times, while Tom Wolfe has likened him to Montaigne. A student of history at Yale and Cambridge, Lapham is a San Francisco native and the grandson of former San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham. Co-sponsored by Books Inc.

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