Journalist Robert Scheer has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years as a journalist. His columns appear in newspapers across the country, and his in-depth interviews with with Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and many other prominent political and cultural figures have made headlines for decades.
His latest book is “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.” Robert Reich writes: “With clarity and precision, Scheer dissects the military-intelligence complex, showing it to be neither very secure nor very intelligent, but, rather, dangerous to us all.” And Publisher’s Weekly says “Scheer powerfully connects the dots of our chilling Orwellian present, one in which privacy is considered a luxury, rather than a right.”
Scheer’s argument is that the information revolution — while a source of public enlightenment — contains the seeds of freedom’s destruction in the form of a surveillance state that exceeds the wildest dream of the most ingenious dictator. The technology of surveillance, unless vigorously resisted, represents an existential threat to the liberation of the human spirit.
Join us in the Rector’s Forum at All Saints Church, Pasadena, on Sunday, March 22, at 10:15 a.m. for an informative and challenging opportunity to engage with one of the most influential journalists and thought leaders of our time.
For information call 626.796.1172. All Saints Church is at 132 North Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101, directly across Euclid from City Hall.