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Global Values 101: A Short Course Paperback – February 1, 2006

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; 1 edition (February 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807003050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807003053
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"What is the value of literature in ethical and political discussions?" "Does there need to be a shift in identity . . . for women to . . . gain power in political decision making?" Such monumental questions of individual and universal human behavior are just par for the course in Harvard professor Brian Palmer's seminar on "Personal Choice and Global Transformation." Scheduled to debut on September 12, 2001, the events of the previous day immediately endowed Palmer's curriculum with an urgent imperative, one he and his students explored with the help of guest speakers who represented the vanguard of their particular spheres of influence. From linguist Noam Chomsky to former secretary of labor Robert Reich to legal scholar Lani Guinier to Partners in Health founder Dr. Paul Farmer, the speakers responded to students' probing questions with earnest candor and decisive intensity. The 16 interviews gathered here form a cohesive, essential primer on what it means, and what it takes, to be a responsive and responsible world citizen in today's turbulent times. Carol Haggas
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A compilation of interviews from a popular, top ranked Harvard class. The guests, such as Robert Reich and Lani Guinier, provide thoughtful and thought provoking concepts and insides on today's world. The insights serve to open the reader's mind and encourage thoughtful reflection.—Donna O. Dziedzic (PLA) AAUP Best of the Best Program

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Brian Palmer is a social anthropologist and scholar of religion at Uppsala University in Sweden. Previously he held the Torgny Segerstedt Guest Professorship at Gothenburg University, and before that he taught at Harvard. His courses there on civic courage and engagement attracted as many as 600 students per term, and in 2002 Brian was awarded the Levenson Prize as Harvard's best lecturer.

Brian's latest book, written together with Ola Larsmo, is 101 historiska hjältar (101 historical heroes). It was published in October, 2013 by Historiska media (Lund); a softcover version and English and Korean editions are being prepared.

The book Global Values 101 is based on Brian's Harvard courses. His doctoral dissertation, also at Harvard, explored Swedish conceptions of solidarity. In 2006, he and Per-Anders Forstorp wrote a book about rhetoric and symbolism in Swedish political campaigns. Brian has also done a study of how time pressures are recasting Swedes' inner lives.

Brian was the research director of the Raoul Wallenberg Calendar, a collection of 365 accounts of individuals who took great risks for human rights, peace and democracy. The work was published internationally, with more than 100,000 copies printed in three languages; it was also serialized on Radio Sweden on every day of 2013.

Brian was a summer host of the radio program Sommar i P1 in 2004. He lectures in Sweden and internationally more than forty times per year, with a focus on civic courage and what Susan Sontag called "the simultaneity of wildly contrasting human fates." His website is brianpalmer.org.

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It is written in precise, accessible language without over simplifying the concepts which are explained.
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This is the book that forced me to realize I was a radical, not a moderate. As Howard Zinn defines it, a radical is someone of any political persuasion who realizes that government is the problem, not the solution. I've always been a small government fiscal conservative with socially liberal tendencies, but as I watch Obama emulate Bush, I realize that it does not matter who is President--the existing two-party crime system and the existing bureaucracy married to entrenched special interests have no interest at all in "the public interest."

The best thing I can say about this book is that it forced me to think, it gave me several "aha" experiences, and it gave me hope at the same time that if affirmed the roots of my anger at how badly we are governed....because we have failed to self-govern and abdicated to those who would profit from the public rather than help the public profit.

Among my many flyleaf notes:

1) Voices not heard; need to reinvent the wheel of stakeholders

2) 40 million at the bottom in the USA--make it possible for them to vote without losing work time and the pendulum with swing.

3) Education of the young must begin now. We must break the paradigm of rote education (indoctrination) in which we beat the creativity out of our kids by the fourth grade.

4) RETURN women to the executive ranks with appreciation for their skills and mindsets (among which I count smaller egos and more insight)

5) CREATE the online national ballot and use it whether or not the two criminal parties now dominated by their extremists accept it or not. It will achieve a public momentum of its own.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Homie G on March 6, 2006
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"Democracy is what the people do; it's not what the government does" - H. Zinn.

I was amazed that three pages into this book Zinn touched right on the point my Anthropology teacher was making in class the night before.

Any chance to read thoughts by Zinn, Goodman, Chomsky is definately worth every penny.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elin James on March 2, 2006
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As a college student interested in the state of the world, this book caught my eye. It is full of interviews with the superstars of current debates about globalization, war and peace, work and family and religion. People like Paul Farmer, Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Juliet Schor, Robert Reich, and Howard Zinn. I had read many of these guys before, but what struck me is that they are even more interesting in interview format than in their own books. More spontaneous and funny, and you get to see them struggling with some difficult questions. And they were interviewed by young people (in a super-popular course at Harvard), which means that you get some really wild questions; I found myself thinking at times, 'Who would have been so stupid and rude as to ask THAT?!' This makes for lively reading. My main complaint is that the book only includes 16 of these interviews (plus an introduction), when many more were done in the course and would have been welcome in the book. But it makes for good reading on a long plane flight, when you want to think about the troubles and joys of the planet you are flying over, rather than about the screaming infant in the seat behind you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Liz Hill on October 3, 2006
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This book summarizes the conversations held between Harvard students and some of our most innovative thinkers. The students were asked to read and analyze works by these guest speakers and pose thoughtful questions to them. This relatively small book contains astute insights into politics, the economy, environmental issues, and human rights. It is written in precise, accessible language without over simplifying the concepts which are explained.
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