Library program to focus on ‘Fear and Hope in Politics’
Confused or frustrated by the current political climate? As the 2016 election season heats up, candidates frequently seem to appeal more to our fears than our intelligence. Why do politicians so often take the low road, polarizing voters rather than inspiring them to a greater commitment to the common good? How can we better understand the political process and our own decision making so we can make better choices in the voting booth?
Richard Kyte of La Crosse will delve into this topic with “Fear and Hope in Politics: The Ethics of Citizenship in an Election Year,” which will interest anyone who wants good government and good public servants. His presentation will be held in the Community Room of T.B. Scott Free Library on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m.
Kyte is Endowed Professor/Director of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis., where he teaches a variety of ethics courses dealing with issues in business, leadership, and the environment. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994.
Rick writes a regular column for the La Crosse Tribune entitled “The Ethical Life.” He is the author of “An Ethical Life: A Practical Guide to Ethical Reasoning” (Anselm Academic, 2012) and “Ideas Unite, Issues Divde: Essays on the Ethical Life” (Piscator Press, 2013). His latest book, “Ethical Business: Cultivating the Good in Organizational Culture,” is forthcoming from Anselm Academic Press in 2016. Copies of Rick’s books will be available for sale and signing by the author at the program.
Refreshments will be provided compliments of The Checkered Churn and First Street Coffee Station.
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