The City of Words (CBC Massey Lecture)

The City of Words (CBC Massey Lecture)

Alberto Manguel


The finish of ethnic nationalism — construction societies that advertise civic nationalism with universally authorised price structures — turns out eminently good. yet anything goes incorrect. In those 2007 Massey Lectures, Alberto Manguel takes a clean examine the issues that include developing new societies. Race riots in France, political homicide within the Netherlands, bombings in Britain — all seem to be indicators of a multicultural test long past awry. Politicians and sociologists are wondered; why is it so difficult for individuals to dwell jointly given the bleak possible choices? Is blood nonetheless extra very important than peaceable coexistence? In The urban of Words Manguel proposes a unique method: examine what writers need to say — might be books and tales carry mystery keys to the human middle, keys that social planners can’t locate. along with his trademark wit and erudition, Manguel indicates depending on the library shelf marked “fiction” for the e-book titled How to construct a greater Society.

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