Feeding Moloch: The Sacrifice of Children on the Altar of Capitalism


Harvard Divinity School

Published on Nov 12, 2014

Russell Banks, one of the United States’s most celebrated writers of contemporary fiction, delivers the 2014 Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality at Harvard Divinity School.

Banks argues that immortality, if it exists, lies with people’s descendants—their children, and their children’s children, and on. In the modern era, he states, it has become increasingly difficult to protect children from dangerous forces in the world. Today, children have become the largest single segment of the consumer economy.

00:00 Welcome by David N. Hempton, Dean, Harvard Divinity School

04:42 Introduction by Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard Divinity School and FAS

17:10 “Feeding Moloch: The Sacrifice of Children on the Altar of Capitalism” by Russell Banks

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