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More Lost Massey Lectures

Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers CBC Massey Lectures

Introduction by Bernie Lucht • Written by Barbara Ward • Written by Frank H. Underhill • Written by Claude Levi-Strauss • Written by Willy Brandt • Written by George Grant

Published September 19, 2008 | ISBN 9780887848667
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More Lost Massey Lectures

Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers

CBC Massey Lectures

Bernie Lucht • Barbara Ward • Frank H. Underhill • Claude Levi-Strauss • Willy Brandt • George Grant

The CBC Massey Lectures, Canada's preeminent public lecture series, are for many of us a highly anticipated annual feast of ideas. However, some of the finest lectures, by some of the greatest minds of modern times, have been lost for many years -- unavailable to the public in any form.

This is the second volume of recovered lectures, a follow-on to The Lost Massey Lectures, and features: Nobel Peace Prize recipient Willy Brandt on the dangerous inequities between developing and industrialized nations in Dangers and Options: The Matter of World Survival; George Grant on the worsening predicament of the West through an examination of the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche in Time as History; Claude Levi-Strauss on the nature and role of myth in human history in Myth and Meaning; Frank Underhill on the deficiencies of the Canadian constitution in The Image of Confederation; and Barbara Ward, in the very first Massey Lecture, on the origin and predicament of underdeveloped countries in The Rich Nations and the Poor Nations.

More Lost Massey Lectures includes an introduction by Bernie Lucht, who has been the executive producer of CBC Radio's Ideas and the Massey Lectures since 1984.

About the Creators

Bernie Lucht

Bernie Lucht has been the executive producer of CBC Radio's Ideas and the Massey Lectures since 1984.

Barbara Ward

Barbara Ward was a British economist and writer. She wrote numerous articles and books on the worldwide threat of poverty among less-developed countries and the importance of conservation.

Frank H. Underhill

Frank Underhill (1885-1971) was a Canadian historian, social critic, and political thinker.

Claude Levi-Strauss

Claude Levi-Strauss (1908-2009) was a French social anthropologist who became a leading scholar in the structural approach to social anthropology. His books included A World on the Wane, Structural Anthropology, The Savage Mind, Anthropologu and Myth, and Look, Listen, Read.

Willy Brandt

Willy Brandt (1913-92) was a German statesman, leader of the German Social Democratic Party from 1964 to 1987, and chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1971.

George Grant

George Grant (1918-88) has been acknowledged as Canada's leading political philosopher.