Seattleites love attending readings that praise Seattleites for their forward-thinking, progressive attitudes. It's harder for us to attend readings that suggest we may be part of the problem. Case in point: Chris Hedges, the incisive journalist and author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, reads tonight from The Death of the Liberal Class. He warns that American liberals have become too status obsessed, causing us to forget our progressive ideals. It's an important argument to hear, to consider, and to argue about: Have we sold out? Expect a lively, emotional discussion tonight. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, $5)

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