P&P Live! Sebastian Junger — FREEDOM - with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Upcoming Event
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 8:00pm

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Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don’t coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking book, Sebastian Junger examines the tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human.

For much of a year, Junger and three friends—a conflict photographer and two Afghan War vets—walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. It was an experiment in personal autonomy, but also in interdependence. Dodging railroad cops, sleeping under bridges, cooking over fires, and drinking from creeks and rivers, the four men forged a unique reliance on one another.

In Freedom, Junger weaves his account of this journey together with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache raiders, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Written in exquisite, razor-sharp prose, the result is a powerful examination of the primary desire that defines us.

Junger will be in conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of Ashley's WarThe Dressmaker of Khair Khana, and most recently, The Daughters of Kobani. She is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and she regularly appears on CNN, PBS, MSNBC, and NPR, and she has spoken on national security topics at the Aspen Security Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, and TED. A graduate of Harvard Business School, she serves on the board of Mercy Corps and is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781982153410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 18th, 2021

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