A monthly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.
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0:00 Intro 4:52 Fed Up 10:03 Historic Story 15:18 Classroom to Street 21:57 Fondness to Disgruntled'ness' 30:31 Struggling 38:52 Focus on Truth 47:49 False Narrative 59:30 Worst Version of Falsehood 1:08:55 Knowing the Truth 1:18:00 The Need to End War We're with Hani Hassan Episode 246 of The Beirut Banyan. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/1IAiOMJKyVs We discuss competing mythologies and historical narratives, the communal comfort of false logic and a determination to focus and empower truth over falsehood. We also talk about taking conversations from the classroom to the street, the pendulum swinging between hope and despair since the October 17 Uprising, and a firm belief in the need to end political violence. Hani Hassan is a Civilization Studies and Philosophy Instructor at The American University of Beirut. Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.beirutbanyan.com Music by Marc Codsi. Logo design by Sara Tarhini. Animation & illustration by Sana Chaaban.