Are Ordinary Virtues More Powerful Than Universal Values?

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2018-05-22 19:30:00
7:30 p.m. May 22
free (RSVP required)

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National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
111 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
213-830-1880
Are Ordinary Virtues More Powerful Than Universal Values? The eighth annual Zócalo Book Prize Lecture aims to answer this paltry civic dilemma in which abstract, platonically idealistic concepts of human rights and ordinary virtues of politeness, trust and forgiveness are somehow mutually exclusive. Central European University president Michael Ignatieff — also the winner of this year's Zócalo Book Prize for The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World ($28, Harvard University Press) — lays it on you and massages your cognitive dissonance to show you that pleasant community standards really might just save us in these fractured, fractious times.
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