Sebastian Junger in conversation with Virginia Prescott

Tue Jun 15 2021 at 07:00 pm UTC-04:00

Atlanta History Center | Atlanta

Publisher/HostAtlanta History Center
Two of our most fundamental human drives—for freedom and for community—do not coexist easily. There is no freedom without safety, and no safety without the protection of a group, which demands allegiance to its norms.
“Freedom is a universal human value and unique in the natural world—in nearly every other species, the most dominant male or group of males can easily impose their will on everyone else. Not with humans,” says Sebastian Junger, bestselling author, award-winning filmmaker, and journalist. “Small fighters can defeat larger ones, small insurgencies can defeat empires, protests can bring down tyrannical governments. For tens of thousands of years, communities have maintained their freedom by outrunning, outfighting, or, ultimately, outthinking their oppressors. The desire for freedom is one of the most powerful forces in human society, but the word is almost impossible to define.”
Junger’s latest book, FREEDOM, attempts to unpack this most cherished American—and human—ideal. It follows Junger and three friends on a 400-mile trek (often illegal) along railroad lines from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, where they sleep under bridges, cook over fires, drink from creeks, and consider their place in the world. Their experiences on the walk, and the territory they pass through, is the jumping-off point for this book-length rumination.
Ticket price: $5 general admission, $33 signed copy of Freedom + general admission
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