The Politics of Faith and Fear: Robert Baer at the Berkeley Forum
Lecture | February 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Robert Baer, Author and Former CIA Officer
Global warming, overpopulation, and mass migration will put catastrophic stress on humanity. How we deal with it will be the question. Robert Baer believes that people governed by fear want to be governed by faith. The Talibans demolition of the Buddhas at Bamiyan and the Islamic State's destruction of Palmyra may have occurred halfway around the world, but Americans can apply lessons from these incidents to their everyday lives. Baer will discuss the politics of dispossession and anger, especially in relation to the American far-right, and how beliefs can become remedies when life becomes untrustworthy.