The Fate of the Earth: Jonathan Schell and His Legacy

06 August 2020 - 23:00

The Fate of the Earth: Jonathan Schell and His Legacy
To mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day, renowned psychiatrist and author Robert Jay Lifton and Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of The Nation, discuss the writer and friend who put his remarkable literary gifts in the service of disarmament, nonviolence, international cooperation, and the irresistible power of democracy. Moderated by Martin J. Sherwin, editor of the new LOA collection Jonathan Schell: The Fate of the Earth, The Abolition, The Unconquerable World.

“Violence is the method by which the ruthless few can subdue the passive many. Nonviolence is the method by which the active many can overcome the ruthless few.”—Jonathan Schell, from The Unconquerable World

Presented in partnership with Type Media Center, the International Council for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Arms Control Association, and The New Press.
Time: 6:00 PM EDT (23.00 BST)
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Category:Peace and international relations
Type:Talk or discussion
Contact: Library Of America