Join us to discuss the life of Charlemagne, the Holy Roman emperor and “father of Europe.” One biography we’ll look at is by Einhard, who joined the royal court in 791 to serve as an epic poet, mathematician and architect. His work is believed to be the most accurate portrayal of Charlemagne and the finest biography of its time.Read more »
P.J. Palmer, Filmmaker; Videographer Octavio Solis, Playwright; Director Patricia Wakida, Writer; Linoleum Block-Print Artist
Monday Night Philosophy celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s seminal novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Its central themes of struggle and hope are still relevant today. Read more »
Harvey Schwartz, Historian, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Robert Cherny, History Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University John Castanho, Member, ILWU Local 10 and Coast Benefits Specialist Carl Nolte, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle Melvin Mackay, President of ILWU Local 10 (Program Chair) Tim Paulson, Executive Director, San Francisco Labor Council - Moderator Read more »
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, Dwight Stanford Professor of American Foreign Relations, San Diego State University; National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Monday Night Philosophy dives into the history of U.S. foreign policy. Most historians believe the U.S. is an empire; the past two presidents and most of the public disagree. What does it matter? Hoffman offers a challenging new interpretation of America's past with important implications for the way forward.