With so much cultural disharmony today, it’s hard to know from whence the trouble spawns. From
our education system? From our increasing obsession with digital living? From our wrong-minded
historians? Four brilliant minds will explore causes and effects.
Lewis Buzbee is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and the author of "Fliegelman's Desire" and "After the Gold Rush." His writing has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Book Review, Black Warrior Review and Best American Poetry 1995.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian and author of 12 books, including the new An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (ReVisioning American History). A veteran of ’60s uprisings, she helped found the women’s liberation movement
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of seventeen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and feminism, including “Men Explain Things to Me,” “The Faraway Nearby,” “A Paradise Built in Hell,” and “River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West,” for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award.
Astra Taylor holds an MA in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research and has been an instructor in sociology departments at the University of Georgia and State University of New York, New Paltz where she has taught classes on social theory, globalization, and the sociology of film. Her writing has appeared in the Monthly Review, The Nation, Adbusters, Salon, The Baffler, and Bomb Magazine. She is the director of Zizek!, a feature documentary about the world's most famous philosopher.