Katha Pollitt + Richard A. Friedman | Controlling the Conversation: How Words Shape Our World

Words matter. At their most basic, they are the tools of thought. In practice, words define our worldview.

With increasing frequency, those in power use phrases like “alternative facts” and “truth isn’t truth,” which present new meanings of important words. As words become unmoored from their meaning, how does our capacity for critical thinking likewise come adrift?

In this program, poet and essayist Katha Pollitt joins psychiatrist Richard Friedman to address the misuse of language to achieve power.











When: Wed., February 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
212-620-5000
Price: Tickets $25; Member Tickets $20
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Words matter. At their most basic, they are the tools of thought. In practice, words define our worldview.

With increasing frequency, those in power use phrases like “alternative facts” and “truth isn’t truth,” which present new meanings of important words. As words become unmoored from their meaning, how does our capacity for critical thinking likewise come adrift?

In this program, poet and essayist Katha Pollitt joins psychiatrist Richard Friedman to address the misuse of language to achieve power.

Buy tickets/get more info now