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Elaine Scarry: Democracy and Nuclear Weapons Cannot Co-Exist
February 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This will be the final talk in the series accompanying the Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Working for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World exhibit. Her talk will build from her recent book Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom and from her recent speaking engagements in Hiroshima.
Elaine Scarry is Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value of Harvard University. Her book The Body in Pain was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. She is an active committee member of Massachusetts Peace Action and the American Friends Service Committee.
Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee and Massachusetts Peace Action.
During the entire month of February, the Central Square branch of the Cambridge Public Library will display photographs and paintings that convey the devastation and human consequences of the first atomic bombings and the Hibakusha’s (witness/ survivors’) commitments to create a nuclear weapons-free world. See the schedule of talks associated with the exhbit.
Parking is only $2 an hour in the parking garage next to the library.