Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Mass Humanities, Harvard Book Store, and 350 Mass welcome acclaimed writer and Notre Dame English professor ROY SCRANTON--author of War Porn and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene--for a discussion of his latest book, "We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change." An American Orwell for the age of Trump, Roy Scranton faces the unpleasant facts of our day with fierce insight and honesty. "We’re Doomed. Now What?" penetrates to the very heart of our time. Our moment is one of alarming and bewildering change--the breakup of the post-1945 global order, a multispecies mass extinction, and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. Not one of us is innocent, not one of us is safe. Now what? The book addresses the crisis that is our time through a series of brilliant, moving, and original essays on climate change, war, literature, and loss, from one of the most provocative and iconoclastic minds of his generation.