Michael Ignatieff on On Consolation

19 mei 2022
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How do we find solace in modern times? The internationally acclaimed Canadian author and historian Michael Ignatieff will visit the John Adams Institute May 19, 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, at the Dominicuskerk, Korte Korsjespoortsteeg, Amsterdam to discuss just that in his new, bestselling book: On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times. Ignatieff was the rector of the Central European University in Budapest, until he was forced to leave by Orban, and one-time leader of the opposition in the Canadian House of Commons.

Ignatieff ponders the search for consolation by several great figures in history, literature and art. Where is humanity supposed to find solace in our modern secular society? The priests and prophets who used to offer meaning have long since lost their prominent positions in secular societies. Solace today is offered by a wide range of life coaches, therapists and wilderness retreats. Ignatieff argues that we are losing something by treating suffering as an illness that can be cured. Perhaps suffering should be seen as simply a part of our human existence. At this John Adams event, Ignatieff will offer an in-depth examination of our modern quest for happiness in a secularized world.

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Moderator: Andrew Keen

In collaboration with: Uitgeverij Cossee

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