Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

November 29, 2006

It’s been said that every cloud has a silver lining, but what exactly is good about the breakdown of a society and what leads to that breakdown in the first place? Political scientist Thomas Homer-Dixon will join us this hour to discuss his new book “The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization” (Island Press, 2006).


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