CBC Massey Lectures Sale

CBC Massey Lectures Sale

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The Real World of Technology

In this expanded version of her 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, scientist and activist Ursula M. Franklin explores the impact of technology upon our lives.

Twenty-First Century Capitalism

In his 1992 CBC Massey Lectures, economist Robert Heilbroner explores capitalism as both an economic system and a political order.

The Truth About Stories

In his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning author Thomas King explores how stories shape who we are and how we understand and interact with other people.

Blood

Bestselling author Lawrence Hill offers an examination of the scientific and social history of blood, and the way that it unites and divides us today.

All Our Relations

Tanya Talaga, the author of Seven Fallen Feathers, calls attention to an urgent global humanitarian crisis among Indigenous Peoples — youth suicide.

Payback

In her 2008 CBC Massey Lectures, Margaret Atwood delivers a wide ranging, entertaining, and imaginative look at the topic of debt.

Necessary Illusions

Noam Chomsky considers how a democratized media could give us more meaningful participation in social and political life.

Nostalgia for the Absolute

George Steiner considers the decline of formal religious systems and the consequent moral and emotional emptiness in Western culture.

The Educated Imagination

Northrop Frye's 1962 CBC Massey Lectures provide a wonderful and concise introduction to his theories of literature and literary education.

Winter

Adam Gopnik's 2011 CBC Massey Lectures is at once an enchanting homage to a season and a captivating journey through the modern imagination.

The Malaise of Modernity

In his 1991 CBC Massey Lectures, philosopher Charles Taylor elucidates the modern concept of self-fulfilment.

History's People

Acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of the great figures of the past, who have changed the course of history.