woensdag 24 januari 2018

Verenigde Staten: TNC TALK - Rob Riemen


Dear Nederlandse Nederlandse,

On Thursday, January 25th 2018, the authoritative Dutch author, philosopher and cultural critic Rob Riemen will do a TNCTALK at The Netherland Club of New York, following US publication of his book To Fight Against This Age.

' If fascism should come to America, it will come in the name of freedom.'

With these words, delivered in 1940 at Claremont College in Los Angeles, the German novelist and thinker Thomas Mann darkly envisaged the precarious era in which we find ourselves—not just in America, but all across the Western world. In To Fight Against This Age, Dutch philosopher Rob Riemen follows Mann's directive, developing a polemic that stands in opposition to both the political threat of fascism and the false freedom in which it clothes itself. In a climate where torch-bearing neo-Nazis have marched in Virginia and the president declares his political opponents to be enemies of the people, we must turn to the not-so-distant history of far-right aggression to understand how we got to this point, and where we might go from here.

Riemen's TNC TALK, following his book, is an impassioned appeal to European humanism and the enlightenment ideals; universal values of truth, beauty, justice, love for life, and free discourse. Here we find, according to Riemen, the only alternative and defense against the otherwise eternal recurrence of fascism. And the answer for the current nightmarish postmodern landscape of the Western World. In this passionate speech, Riemen highlights the fundamental cultural and political principles upon which both the United States and the modern European project continue to stand.

Rob Riemen is the author of Nobility of Spirit: A Forgotten Ideal (2008), which was translated into eighteen languages and published in America by Yale University Press. A philosopher and cultural critic, Riemen is also the founder and president of the Nexus Institute, an international center dedicated to philosophical debate and intellectual discourse. He lives in the Netherlands.


The book To Fight Against This Age - on fascism and humanism will be available for sale at the event.
( $19.95 - hardcover - 160 pages )

The first 10 people who RSVP will receive a free copy, signed by Rob Riemen!

If you would like to attend, please get your tickets via the 'Register here' button below.

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January 25 2018
7:30pm - 9:00pm

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The Netherland Club
3 West 51 Street
New York, NY 10019

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TNC Members: FREE
Non-members: $15
Cash bar

Looking forward to seeing you at this event.

Kind regards,

Hein-Jan Keijzer
General manager The Netherland Club of New York