Friday 30 September 2005, 6.30 pm.
CUNY Graduate Center
The NY Salon proudly announces Reflections on the Future, a public debate featuring renowned authors Russell Jacoby, Richard Sennett, and Frank Furedi, and moderated by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. Reflections on the Future will examine the nature of politics at the start of the 21st Century. It seems that the traditional conception of Left and Right means less than ever. This trend was vividly apparent in the 2004 election, when few on either side were excited by their party’s own platform. Political positions were defined negatively. Liberals were rarely for Kerry so much as against Bush. Conservatives were not so much united behind Bush as they were against liberals. Even the categories ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ seemed increasingly meaningless amidst independent, libertarian, neoconservative, moderate, or simply apathetic voters.