Free Speech Activist, Hustler Publisher Larry Flynt Talks Sex, Politics, History
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CEO and co-founder of B612 Foundation (a private foundation dedicated to protecting the Earth from asteroid strikes), Dr. Ed Lu is a former NASA astronaut who flew three space missions, spent six months on the International Space Station, and has devoted his life to identifying and combating asteroid-related threats to our planet. As he pointed out in a recent 60 Minutes interview, there are in fact more than a million "near-Earth asteroids" that would, if they were to strike our planet, be 1,000 times more powerfully destructive than the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Now he will discuss his mission to track potentially devastating asteroids, including his B612 Foundation's efforts to build, launch and operate a deep space telescope with infrared capabilities. Learn More
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Wow! Both speakers were so interesting, and a great moderator. Free, cold white wine, too - thanks CC! Seating is hotel-conference-like - so get there early to snag a decent one. 'Hard to find the actual event room the first time - so allow time for that, too. Buy book ahead, if you can, for a bargain - but they didn't "up" the price at the event, either. He was only able to sign books, not other items, due to time constraints. A really great event and a bargain. Thanks, GS!
Larry Flynt, Publisher; Activist; Co-author, One Nation Under Sex
David Eisenbach, Ph.D., Professor of American History, Columbia University; Co-author, One Nation Under Sex
In conversation with Phil Bronstein, Editor at Large, Hearst Newspapers
Legendary Hustler publisher Flynt is seen as a pro-sexuality trailblazer to some folks, but for others he’s the source for sex scandal and smut. Yet for three decades, Flynt has been a symbol of sexual freedom, crusading for First Amendment rights and against political hypocrisy. His landmark Supreme Court case, Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, is taught in law schools. Now, Flynt and Columbia historian Eisenbach have teamed up to tackle America’s sexual mores past and present, as well as the evolving role of the press as truth-seeking opinion-shapers. Join us as the fearless Flynt takes a look at freedom of expression, sexual politics and privacy.
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