The Massey Lectures
November 28, 2002 11:02 AM   Subscribe

The Massey Lectures are the CBC's annual effort to give exposure to eminent minds working on 'big ideas' in the realm of social criticism. This year's lecturer, Margaret Visser, undertakes a very engaging attempt to explain and undermine fatalism. The site links to transcripts and audio files of some past lectures. Some Canadian book-learnin' for those of you who aren't sleepily digesting your Thanksgiving turkey!
posted by stonerose (3 comments total)
Something interesting to read--thanks, stonerose and Happy Thanksgiving, too.
posted by y2karl at 12:11 PM on November 28, 2002

Very good stuff, indeed, the Massey Lectures. Included have been some of my favorite large-brained people, including one of my favorite Canadians, John Ralston Saul, who was mercilessly lambasted over on kuro5hin recently by a buncha folks who hadn't actually read his books.

Good stuff nonetheless, trust me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:42 PM on November 28, 2002

Visser on honour and shame
posted by todd at 4:04 AM on November 29, 2002

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