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Meet Author Naomi Oreskes

2023-03-29 19:00:00 2023-03-29 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Naomi Oreskes Join us when author Naomi Orsekes visits to discuss her new book, <i>The Big Myth</i>. Beachwood Branch - Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Wednesday, March 29
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-29 19:00:00 2023-03-29 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Naomi Oreskes Join us when author Naomi Orsekes visits to discuss her new book, <i>The Big Myth</i>. Beachwood Branch - Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Beachwood Branch

Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Join us when author Naomi Orsekes visits to discuss her new book, The Big Myth.

About the author:

Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and the author of nearly 200 scholarly papers and popular articles. Her opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Times (London), and many others. Her TED talk, "Why We Should Trust Scientists" was viewed more than a million times.

Co-written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market is a sweeping history of another disastrous and all-consuming belief that has had a grip on the American public for decades: “the magic of the marketplace.” How did so many Americans come to have so much faith in markets and so little faith in government?

The answer, as The Big Myth reveals: a propaganda blitz. Until the early 1900s, the U.S. government's guiding role in economic life was largely accepted. But then business elites, trade associations, wealthy powerbrokers, and media allies combatted regulation by building a new orthodoxy: down with “big government,” up with unfettered markets. Unearthing eye-opening archival evidence, Oreskes and Conway document campaigns to rewrite textbooks, combat unions, and defend child labor. They detail the ploys that turned hardline economists Hayek and Friedman into household names, recount the libertarian roots of the Little House on the Prairie books, and tune into the General Electric-sponsored TV show that beamed free-market doctrine (and the young Ronald Reagan) to millions.

By the 1970s, this crusade had succeeded. Its ideology would define the next half-century across Republican and Democratic administrations, giving us the opioid scourge, climate destruction, giant tech monopolies, and a baleful response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Only by understanding this history can we imagine a future where markets will serve, not stifle, democracy.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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Mon, Feb 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Mon, Feb 26, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Mon, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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Mon, Feb 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Feb 27, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
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Wed, Feb 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Thu, Feb 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Mon, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Mon, Mar 04, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Mon, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Mar 06, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
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Join us for stories, songs, movement and rhymes in Hebrew and English. Presented in collaboration with the Mandel Jewish Community Center.

Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Thu, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Join us and Kathy Kilpatrick, a speech-language pathologist, will help you learn to address the implications of hearing loss -- a very common problem in older adults.

Sat, Mar 09, 10:30am - 3:30pm
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Mon, Mar 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Mon, Mar 11, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Mon, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
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Join us for fun monthly STEAM activities! 

Tue, Mar 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Please join us for a discussion of the book "Halcyon" by Elliot Ackerman.

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Wed, Mar 13, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Embark on a journey of inner calm and self-discovery with our beginner-friendly mindfulness meditation class.

Thu, Mar 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Fri, Mar 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents her series on the lives and works of beloved artists.

Mon, Mar 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Mon, Mar 18, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Mon, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon, Mar 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Join us at the Beachwood branch for knitting and informal chats about what everyone is reading.

Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Roll up your sleeves, tie up your aprons and try out some fun and super simple recipes!  Supplies provided.

Tue, Mar 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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A master gardener will give you techniques for welcoming pollinators and other beneficial insects to your vegetable garden and landscape.

Wed, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Monthly book discussion led by library staff.

Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
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Get creative while learning something new!

Thu, Mar 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join us when author Tea Obreht visits to discuss her latest novel, The Morningside.

Mon, Mar 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Mon, Mar 25, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Mon, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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