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Ibn Khaldun

Wednesday, 1/18/23 – 8pm
Walker Talks, on Ibn Khaldun – Live Stream

Ibn Khaldun, 14th century diplomat, teacher, judge, visionary.  The archetypal polymath.  The surfaces of his reputation are vast.  He has been called the first historian, the first sociologist, the first economist.  He has even been referred to as the inventor of the Laffer Curve.  As much as all this may captivate our interest,  the mystery of his character remains elusive.  He is one of the most creative thinkers of all time, the architect of an intelligence we have yet to uncover…

Walker Brents III has been illuminating Bird & Beckett audiences on a near-monthly basis for twenty years. His observations on poets, philosophers, myth, folklore and myriad other topics reveal a deep and perceptive intelligence that probes the universal in the particular, the entire cosmos in the raindrop. Indulge your curiosity and tune in!

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