Harvard Club of the Palm Beaches
will be discussing (via Zoom)
The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?
by Harvard Professor Michael Sandel
Thursday, November 2, 2023
(Zoom information will be sent in advance)
In this timely book, Harvard Professor Michael Sandel examines the politics and history of university admissions, including the use of the SAT. In light of the recent Supreme Court decision, this will undoubtedly be a lively discussion! What should Harvard’s goal be in admissions: scholastic excellence, future leaders, instilling cultural or work values, teaching critical thinking, or something else? What is “merit” and how is it measured? This short (288 pages) and provocative book challenges us to think about these questions.
In order to keep the discussion intimate, and to allow all members to share their thoughts, there will be a 20-person maximum. If you are unable to register via the Club's website, please email the Club Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waitlist.
Please consider formulating a question or observation that you would like the group to discuss and bring it to the meeting!
Available Formats: hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and Audible
Length: 288 pages
There is no cost to attend this event and a plus-one is allowed.
Registration is REQUIRED to receive the Zoom link.