Film & Discussion Kick Off New Initiative:
Public Scholarship and Civic Engagement: The Liberal Arts in the World

Film and disucsson: "Arguing the World" You're Invited!

Thursday, October 14, 2010
6:30 PM, Engelman Recital Hall

Free Admission

RSVP by Thursday, October 7th to Sidney Ko at

Note: Limited Seating Capacity


Arguing the World is the story of four brilliant and engaging men caught up in the central struggles of our time.  This enthralling film creates a vivid picture of intellectual life in the 20th century.  For more than half a century, Irving Howe, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer, and Irving Kristol have all passionately believed that ideas can change the world — especially their ideas.  And they have been fighting over those ideas ever since they entered New York's City College as young radicals in the 1930s.  Arguing the World traces their youth in New York's immigrant neighborhoods, their idealistic college days, their controversial roles during the McCarthy era, their battle with the New Left in the 60s, and their vastly differing political views today.  Produced, written and directed by Joseph Dorman.

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A reprise of the film "Arguing the World" will take place on Thursday, October 14, 2010.  The event will begin with a panel discussion and conclude with a screening of the documentary.  The featured panelists are David Bell, Jordy Bell, Eric Cohen, and Russell Jacoby.  The discussion will be moderated by Robert A. Friedman (1967 graduate of Baruch College, retired partner of Goldman Sachs, and founding principal of Robeco-Sage Capital Management, LLC) and by Baruch College faculty member Carol Berkin.


Baruch College
William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC)
55 Lexington Avenue, B3 Level
New York, NY 10010
(Entrance - 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Avenue)

(text edited by J D Sallen)

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