ASHLAND –The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will present a conversation on film, “Christopher Lydon in Conversation with Christopher Hedges” (84 min.) on Thursday, Jan. 10, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Ashland Library, Community Room, 66 Front Street.
The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to stay for discussion after the film.
Author Christopher Hedges sees America in decline. Hedges believes the country is being hollowed out from the inside and the American empire is collapsing. He expounds on this his new book, “America: The Farewell Tour.”
In a conversation with journalist Christopher Lydon, Lydon challenges Hedges: “Why should we see the world your way? All we need to do is switch to evolutionary psychologist Stephen Pinker’s view, which says, The world is getting better and better, you just haven’t noticed it.”
The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series has been showing documentary films each month since 2005. The series is held at in the Ashland Library, Community Room, on the second Thursday of each month. Discussion is often lively and thought-provoking. The films are sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.