Join us on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to hear Robert Begley speak at Junto on the topic of Man The Hero: In New York History at the General Society Library located at 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) in Manhattan.
Admission free -- no reservation necessary
* We'll socialize from 7:00pm to 7:30pm
* 7:30pm moderator, Gene Epstein calls first for announcements of things happening before the next Junto. Then he asks for other announcements and for people introducing themselves.
* The speaker begins promptly at 8:00pm.
* Most speakers will present their thoughts in several sections. Each section will have audience questions, discussions and rebuttal of the speaker's points.
* Discussions are intense but polite.
* The meeting will continue to 10:00pm or later.
* General Society Library 20 West 44 St., between 5th and 6th Aves., NYC near the Grand Central Terminal
Robert Begley will speak about: Man the Hero: In New York History People have always looked up to heroes for inspiration. He'll be speaking about the crucial role heroism plays in life. He's currently writing a book on the history of New York heroes. * People have always looked up to heroes for inspiration. Why? * What is the nature of heroism? * What are the different types of heroes? * What is it about man that makes him heroic? * Who are the heroes who once made New York the greatest city in the world? * Who was New York's greatest benefactor? * What heroic actions will it take to return New York to its former glory? He'll give many examples of real life and fiction heroes -- and demonstrate the crucial role heroes play in life. It will be a crash course in NYC history with a list places you can go to pay homage to these heroes. Robert is founder and president of the New York Heroes Society. It's dedicated to promoting heroism in the culture:
Robert's site has Andrew Bernstein's essay "The Philosophical Foundations of Heroism:"
Robert's a stock market investor and worked for Merrill Lynch for twelve years. He judges the "Anthem" and "The Fountainhead" essay contests for the Ayn Rand Institute. He writes for The Objective Standard magazine and for its Blog:
He recently reviewed "Alexander Hamilton" by Ron Chernow for the magazine. Some of his Objective Standard Blog posts: Tonight: Celebrate the Constitution with Objectively Speaking, Celebrating Mozart's Music on His Birthday, Celebrating Alexander Hamilton's Achievements on His Birthday and Peter Thiel's Fellowship Cultivates the Entrepreneurial Spirit. Robert contributed an essay in the 2011 book "Debacle: Failing to Rebuild the Twin Towers." He was the host and producer of the Manhattan cable TV program, The Voice of Reason, where he discussed the role of reason in daily life.