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David Bosworth

Conscientious Thinking: Making Sense in an Age of Idiot Savants

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Fri., March 10, 7 p.m. 2017

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David Bosworth, former director of the University of Washington creative writing program and author of several books of cultural criticism, is old enough to remember Fukuyama declaring modern history over, effective 1989. All the major intercontinental wars were won or otherwise settled, democracy won, capitalism won, everything was going to be great forever, amen. Then 2001 happened. Then came the War on Terror, the Great Recession, and the ascension of a bankrupt-real-estate-magnate-turned-reality-television-star to the Oval Office. In his latest book, Conscientious Thinking: Making Sense in an Age of Idiot Savants, Bosworth argues our 20th-century solutions aren't working and that we need to adopt postmodern solutions to solve our postmodern problems. I went to graduate school at UW and physically saw Bosworth only one time. If he's coming out of his writing den to give us some answers, they're worth paying attention to. RICH SMITH

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