Cultural Movements: Creating Change

 Posted by on 28 July 2008 at 2:37 pm  Activism, Objectivism
Jul 282008

Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate’s three fantastic lectures on “Cultural Movements: Creating Change” — given at OCON less than a month ago — are already available for free in the “Activism” section of the new Ayn Rand Center web site. All three lectures are available in full. (You can navigate to the various parts via the scrolling list that’s just below the video box.)

Here’s the description from the OCON brochure:

Among the cultural forces in ascendancy over the last few decades are “free” markets and the resulting globalization; environmentalism; and religion. These three lectures examine the rise of global markets, environmentalism and religion in the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. The lectures address questions such as: What steps did these movements take to gain their success? How were they organized? What did they count on? What do they seem to be planning for the future?

Having examined these movements, Dr. Brook and Dr. Ghate extract what we can learn from them in regard to changing a culture. How can we as a movement organize and work most effectively to bring about the kind of world Ayn Rand’s philosophy equips us to create?

Roughly one lecture will be devoted to globalization, one to environmentalism and religion, and one to strategies for the present and future.

Did I mention that these fantastic lectures are free? Probably, but it’s worth repeating.

If you’re interested in working to change the culture for the better — rather than just sitting on your ass, whining and complaining while it goes to hell — then I strongly recommend these lectures. Go watch them now.

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