The Problem of Goodness
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1990
The Claremont Philosophy Colloquium and the
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum are pleased to
present Dr. John Roth as the next speaker in the
Philosophy Colloquium series. Dr. Roth will be
sharing his ideas regarding "The Problem of
Dr. Roth is well-known to the Claremont community. He was named the 1988 Professor of the Year
by the Council for Advancement and Support of
Education and the Carnegie Endowment for the
Advancement of Teaching. He received his Ph.D. from
Yale University, and has dedicated much time to studying the Holocaust.
Dr. Roth will present a 30-minute lecture, following
a 5:30 reception and a 6:00 dinner. After the lecture
the floor will be open for an hour of questions and
comments from the audience. To join us for the
dinner preceding this evening of discussion, please
return the reservation form to the Athenaeum.
The Globalization of Censorship: The Case of Salman Rushdie
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1990
The first of the annual spring lectures by the Gould Center's 1990 scholar-in-residence will be given by Jack Miles,
editor of the Los Angeles Times' book review section.
The title of Mr. Miles' s lecture is "The Globalizaiton of Censorship: The Case of Salman Rushdie." Salman Rushdie is
more than an author whose novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), has succeeded in arousing the ire of Islamic fundamentalists. He is
a novelist who seems to be leading the way to a new kind of postmodernism.
This lecture is the first of three to be given by Mr. Miles during his tenure at the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies.
The overall title of the series is "The Perils of Pluralism." Following the inaugural lecture, Mr. Miles, who has been a long
and careful observer of the American publishing scene, lectures on February 27 on "The Editor as Postmodern Culture Hero, or Book Publishing and the Literary Canon"; and on March 1 he addresses "Simulation and Assimilation." Both
of these lectures will be given in the Bauer Center Founders Room, starting at 4:15 p.m.
Since assuming his position at the L.A. Times in 1985, Mr. Miles has succeeded in making the book review section one
of the most respected in the nation. Before joining the Times, he was executive editor with the University of California
Press at UCLA. He holds a PhD from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages. He has taught at Loyola University
of Chicago, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, before deciding to begin his career in publishing.
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum invites you to attend the 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner preceding the 7:00 lecture.
Please fill out and return the enclosed reservation coupon to the Athenaeum.
International CMC Student Panel
ALEXANDER JOSEPH '90
ALEX NEVES '93
IVAN SVITEK '90
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1990
Have you ever wondered what is really within a
CMC student? Are we as homogenous a student
body as is sometimes proposed? Of course not, but
come to the Athenaeum and find out for sure. For the
first time ever, the Athenaeum invites you to an
international dinner followed by a panel of three CMC
international students: Alexander Joseph, Alex Neves,
and Ivan Svitek.
Alexander will tell us about life in Ethiopia as an
airline pilot prior to coming to CMC. He will also focus
on some misconceptions that the U.S. has about his
country, as well as his observations about similarities
and differences between Ethiopians and North Americans. Ivan will tell us about his amazing escape from
Czechoslovakia and how he views the changes occurring
in Eastern Europe. Alex, from Brazil, will describe daily
life in his country and tell us what they do for a good
The reception for this special event begins at 5:30, and
will be followed by an international banquet, featuring
foods from Ethiopia, Czechoslovakia, and Brazil. If you
are interested in attending this first-time-ever event,
please return the coupon to the Athenaeum.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1990 12:00 p.m.
The Foundation for California, the Keck Center for
International Strategic Studies, and the Marian
Miner Cook Athenaeum are pleased to present Ptachia
Shamir, one of the founding fathers of the state of
Israel. Among his many accomplishments in a life filled
with historic milestones, Mr. Shamir co-founded the
Herut-Likud party with another of Israel's founding
fathers and former prime minister, Menachem Begin.
Born in Poland in 1920, Mr. Shamir migrated to Israel
before the outbreak of World War II. In 1938 he joined
the underground organization, IRGUN, fighting for
independence against British rule. In 1939 he was
sentenced by a British military court to five years in
prison for underground activity, during which time he
gave himself a general education and learned several
languages. During Israel's War for Independence in
1948, he gained the rank of commander of the IRGUN in
Tel-Aviv, and led the liberation of the city of Jaffa.
After the establishment of Israel, Mr. Shamir joined
Menachem Begin in founding the Herut movement, and
in 1987-88 served as director general of the Herut-Likud
party. Shamir is popularly known as the spiritual
founder of Likud and the top-most adviser to Likud
prime ministers. He is also one of the few remaining
members of the founding generation of Israeli leaders
and, thus, a living embodiment of the modern history of
an ancient people.
Founder, president, and chairman of Youth Towns of
Israel, he presides today over an organization that
educates thousands of young boys and girls to be useful
citizens of Israeli society. He is the father of two sons,
both of whom are high-ranking officers in the Israeli
Lunch begins promptly at noon, and Mr. Shamir
begins speaking at 12:20 p.m. Please join us for lunch by
filling out and returning the reservation form.
Cocaine Wars at Home and Abroad
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1990
Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1990
The Athenaeum is pleased to welcome noted anthropologist Jack Weatherford, who will give two
addresses: the first on the use and abuse of cocaine in
America, and the second on the world-wide impact of
the American Indians.
Mr. Weatherford's first speech, titled "Cocaine Wars at Home and Abroad," examines the causes of the drug
problem in America. Despite the government's current
war on drugs, Mr. Weatherford believes that "the battle
against drugs can never be won in the coca fields of
Bolivia, the villages of Peru, or the cities of Columbia.
That battle must be fought in the streets, offices, homes,
factories, malls, schools, churches and playgrounds of
the United States." Mr. Weatherford spent several years
studying the cocaine problem in Bolivia, and has written
a book and numerous articles about his experiences
In his second speech, "Indian Givers: How the Indians of the
Americas Transformed the World," Mr. Weatherford
describes the amazing contributions of Native
Americans to the cultural, social, and technological
development of the Western world. His most recent
book, Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World (1988), asserts that we have underestimated the importance of contributions by Native Americans. The book, published in 1988, has been
called "lively and interesting" by the Los Angeles Times.
Mr. Weatherford is currently an associate professor of
anthropology at Macalaster College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has spent time pursuing graduate study at the
University of South Carolina, UC San Diego, and Duke
University. He also spent two years as a legislative
assistant to Ohio Sen, John Glenn. His travels have
taken him around the globe, from the Amazon to
Zanzibar, from Timbuktu to Tibet, from the peaks of the
Andes to the tropical islands of the Carribbean.
Please sign up in advance, if you are interested in
attending the dinners at 6:00. Everyone is welcome to
attend the speeches at 7:00.
Release Your Creativity
FIRST ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1990
Last year the Athenaeum started a new tradition with
Chris Theodore's one-man art show. This year, to
continue the Athenaeum's sponsorship of creative student
endeavors, the fellows ask all students to submit their artistic
works for a show on a larger scale. A CMC student band,
Spilled Wine, featuring Nick Owchar, Mike Lindeman, and
Dean McQuiston, will play their jazzy/bluesy music throughout the event in the Athenaeum courtyard. If you wish to
contribute a painting, sketch, sculpture, photo, or mixed-
media conglomeration to this first-ever event, please contact
either Ann Ela, Kimberly Lutz, or Mike Shear. Light
refreshments will be served during the show, which will last
from 7:00 to 9:30. No sign-ups are necessary.
North Korea in the Post-Kim Il Sung Era
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 1990
The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum are pleased to
sponsor Dr. Dae-Sook Suh's lecture on "North Korea in the Post-Kim Il Sung Era." This is part of the continuing
lecture series on "The Future of Communism in Europe and Asia."
Dae-Sook Suh is an internationally recognized specialist on North Korean affairs. He has visited North Korea on
several occasions; his most recent visit took place last September. He received his doctoral degree from Columbia
University in 1964. He is professor of political science and director of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of
Dr. Suh has written notable books and articles on North Korea, including Kim Il Sung: The North Korean Leader (1988), The
Korean Communist Movement, 1918-1948 (1967), and Korean Communism: A Reference Guide to the Politidcal System (1981). Kim Il Sung is widely acclaimed as the best study ever written on
the North Korean leader.
The lecture begins at 7:00 and is preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. If you wish to attend the reception and
dinner, please fill out and return the reservation form. For further information about the lecture or lecture series, contact
the Keck Center at 621-8213.