• September 14
  • Teton County Library, Jackson
  • September 14, 2017
  • Category: Lectures/Literary

Event Details

  • September 14, 2017
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue

  • Teton County Library
  • 125 Virginian Lane
  • Jackson, WY 83001
  • 307-733-2164 ext. 135
  • http://www.TCLib.org

Event Description

Behind the Carbon Curtain UW professor Jeff Lockwood will explore the importance of free speech to the well being of democracy—from a nation to a town. To understand moral hazards censorship, Lockwood uses the example of the energy industry’s application of economic pressure on governmental bodies and public institutions to suppress the expression of ideas that are contrary to the financial interests of those who profit from fossil fuels. Based on this recent book, "Behind the Carbon Curtain: The Energy Industry, Political Censorship and Free Speech," Lockwood presents stories from Wyoming and thoughts about human freedom, the control of citizens by those in power, the dire risks of dissent in times of fear, and the importance of speaking the truth about oppression—whether political, economic, or both. Location: Ordway Auditorium.